Analyzing evidence at a crime scene such as fingerprints, blood, semen and other typical items, is the job of a forensic scientist. It is crucial that the justice system be able to confirm the relevance of that evidence to the suspect's innocence or guilt in the court of law. Forensic scientists are an important factor in determining innocence or guilt when presenting evidence and testifying to their conclusions in court.
Not only does the forensic scientist analyze and collect data from the scene of the crime, it is also their responsibility to reconstruct bones and crime scenes to create a better understanding of the events and chronology of the crime scene.
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- Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations
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- Denver - Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice: Forensic Investigation
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- BS in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation
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- Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Forensic Science
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- MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime Analysis Concentration
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Other responsibilities may include the preservation of evidence, submission of written reports, courtroom testimony, and sharing their findings with attorney and law officials during the deposition and discovery process.
Even entry-level jobs as a forensic scientist may require the candidate to have a four-year degree in biology, chemistry, genetics, or similar field. Study in criminal justice and law would also enhance the candidate's application. Forensic scientists employed by the government usually work a standard forty-hour week, although an increase in cases and deadlines can occasionally require overtime.