Careers In Forensics

Searching for a career in forensics has become more and more popular since the slew of television programs such as C.I.S. that have hit our TV screens, such programs rapidly achieving cult status. With the increase in similar programs, forensic jobs have not only achieved somewhat of a 'glory' status, often because of the way the job is glamorized, but the job itself has become much more fragmented as technology has improved.

Careers in forensics however, are rarely that glamorous. Forensic investigations demand high levels of skill and training, exceptional focused concentration, attention to detail and the ability to relay their findings in a clear and concise manner. You may also be required to work in some very unpleasant conditions and, depending on the field you enter, see some disturbing scenes. Science itself is rarely proven, and by its nature is cyclical. Scientists must always attempt to disprove a hypothesis, not to prove it. In this way, you can be surer that your findings are likely to have been found because they actually exist, and are not just there by chance.

As mentioned, forensic jobs are much more varied than many people think and are now split into multiple areas of expertise. For example, on top of being a forensic investigator, there is forensic engineering, forensic accountants, cyber forensics, computer forensics, forensic psychology, forensic nursing and several more. So you see, careers in forensics are likely to span many areas, and deciding which direction to take is a hard one.

Forensic training typical involves an initial degree in forensics as this will give you a base from which to make your choice. Before you get that far though, you will need to qualify for the college of your choice and this will typically require a good science and mathematical background as well as sound language skills. You should be able to get help with money for college to help alleviate the cost. Some form of relevant work experience will also be an asset, especially when you come to applying for jobs. You will find more information about various training for specific roles on this website, but it is highly likely you will need a solid grounding in the history and core techniques of forensics whatever path you decide to take.

A visit to The American Academy of Forensic Sciences website may prove useful, as will looking through forensic journals such as the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Reading current journals will give you some ideas about the range of possible careers in forensics, current issues and techniques that are at the forefront of forensics today. You may not be able to read the entire articles, but you should be able to view abstracts without having to pay. You can do this by visiting OvidSp at http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com.

We hope you enjoy looking around this site and that it will give you an idea of the sort of careers in forensics that are possible. Remember to return here often, as you will find more articles added on a regular basis.






 

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Lourdes Academy Forensics attends state meet - The Oshkosh Northwestern

The Oshkosh Northwestern

Lourdes Academy Forensics attends state meet
The Oshkosh Northwestern
For well over 12 years, Lourdes Academy has had a forensics team, and members recently earned a chance to attend the state tournament in Madison on April 17. This year's team consists of 18 students, and each grade level is represented. What is unique .

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Blood forensics workshop follows the clues at Oregon City High School - Portland Tribune

Portland Tribune

Blood forensics workshop follows the clues at Oregon City High School
Portland Tribune
These are the words that Sherry Fiester lives by, and words she shared with 70 students at Oregon City High School last week when she presented a three-day seminar, EURœCSI: Forensics.EUR PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - While her colleagues formed a paper .

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Albany Police release forensics sketch of home invasion suspect - KVAL

KVAL

Albany Police release forensics sketch of home invasion suspect
KVAL
ALBANY, Ore. -- Albany Police are continuing to investigate a home invasion robbery that took place on April 6, 2015. The forensics sketch is of one of the suspects, who police say is described as a light skinned Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, tall .

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McAuliffe, Warner mark state forensics lab DNA milestone - Roanoke Times

Roanoke Times

McAuliffe, Warner mark state forensics lab DNA milestone
Roanoke Times
Mark R. Warner, D-Va., on Monday marked the milestone of the 10,000th EURœcold hitEUR on the state's DNA data bank by touring Virginia's Department of Forensic Science in Richmond and encouraging congressional support for funding to help expand the reach of .
State forensics lab records 10000th DNA databank hitWWBT NBC12 News
Virginia forensic scientists achieve 10000th 'cold hit'wtvr.com

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Kish College forensics continues strong season - The MidWeek

Kish College forensics continues strong season
The MidWeek
At the 2015 Novice Nationals Forensics Association tournament held at Butler University in Indianapolis March 13 -14, the Kishwaukee team of six first-year competitors took fifth place overall in the tournament, with Micah Huff finishing as the .

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Bethel Forensics Team Finishes Another Successful Season - Bethel University News

Bethel Forensics Team Finishes Another Successful Season
Bethel University News
Bethel University's Forensics Team finished up a successful spring semester with several team awards and national championships. At the Minnesota Collegiate Forensic Association state tournament, junior Emma Beecken, who is majoring in social studies .

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