Career Opportunities in Forensic Science, 1st Edition

  • Susan Echaore-McDavid
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  • ISBN-10: 1438110723
  • ISBN-13: 9781438110721
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Most people are familiar with the common image of the forensic scientist as depicted in popular television programs like CSI and in the movies. Yet forensic science is actually a complicated science based on the use of scientific principles and techniques to determine facts in legal disputes, resolve various types of investigations, and solve mysteries. According to the American Academy of Forensic Science, any science used for the purposes of law is a forensic science. Career Opportunities in Forensic Science includes a total of 82 job profiles in this exciting field. Extensive appendixes include education and training resources, certification program listings, professional associations, and more. Career profiles include:

  • Accident reconstruction specialist
  • Computer forensics specialist
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Criminologist
  • DNA analyst
  • Fire investigator
  • Forensic engineer
  • Forensic pathologist
  • Forensic science researcher
  • Forensic sculptor
  • Medical examiner
  • Prosecuting attorney
  • and more