Forensic Science

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Forensic Science

Postby Nicholas12 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:06 am

I'm doing a science project on forensic science.
1) Can I ask an expert what a forensic science technician does?
2) Does a technician do all the jobs or are there different technicians for each test? (ex. ballistics,fingerprinting, DNA)
3) How are the tests conducted and what equipment do they use? (ballistic, fingerprint, DNA)
4) How long do the test results take?
5) Is forensic science used in other careers besides criminal investigations?
6) What do you like about your job?
7) Is a forensic scientist very busy or is the job slow?
8) How long does it take to become a forensic scientist ?
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Project Question: What does a Forensic Science Technician do
Project Due Date: 11/10/10
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Re: Forensic Science

Postby MelissaB » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:15 am


I do not think that we have any experts in forensic science here on the board. I suggest you contact your local crime lab to speak with someone.

Here is Science Buddies' policies on interviews: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5681

Good luck!
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