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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Malaysia Airline Flight MH17: Dutch Forensics Team Starts Its Probe - Wall Street Journal

Malaysia Airline Flight MH17: Dutch Forensics Team Starts Its Probe
Wall Street Journal
A team of international forensic experts led by Dutchman Gert Wibbelink of the Dutch National Forensic Investigations Team, or LTFO, was handed control of the investigation in Kharkiv. The LTFO has eight staff members in Ukraine, including Mr. Wibbelink.

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Businesses the New Target for Nigerias 419 Cyber-Scammers
Nigeria has long been a hotbed for cyber scammers notorious for preying on individuals to steal funds using social engineering techniques, but according to a new report, now businesses are becoming their targets and data theft their objective. Global Digital Forensics founder talks about the importance of social engineering awareness for businesses, how that critical awareness can be raised ...


Rebels To Hand Over Black Box For Downed Plane
By Phil Black, Michael Pearson and Catherine E. Shoichet CNN   DONETSK, Ukraine (CNN) EUR” Rebels gave Malaysian officials the data recorders from downed Flight 17 on Tuesday, days after the passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine. EURśWe believe these EUR¦..


Rebels hand over black boxes from crash of MH-17 to Malaysian officials
DONETSK, Ukraine EUR” Rebels gave Malaysian officials the data recorders from downed Flight 17 on Monday, days after the passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine. EURśWe believe these are the black boxes and these boxes will reveal the truth,EURť said Alexander Borodai, the self-declared rebel Prime Minister in Donetsk. It was a significant step forward [EUR¦]..


BSHS Debate and Forensics have standout season - Blue Springs Examiner

BSHS Debate and Forensics have standout season
Blue Springs Examiner
The school's debate and forensics team earned many points awarded by judges in various live performance events, such as oratory, poetry and, of course, debate that allowed it to be ranked high overall. BSHS speech and debate coach/instructor Jacquelyn .

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Train carrying bodies of MH17 victims arrives in Ukrainian-controlled city
A train carried the remains of most victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from the crash site in rebel-controlled territory to a government-controlled city Tuesday EUR” getting the bodies one step closer to their grieving families around the world...


 

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