The duties of forensic crime scene investigators, also known as forensic science technicians, depend on their location during the investigation process. At the crime scene, they gather and preserve physical evidence, and document their activities through sketches and photos. In the laboratory, they examine what they or other law enforcement personnel have gathered. Using chemical and physical analysis, they try to reconstruct what happened. They follow strict standards and procedures so their work can pass muster in courts of law, where they can be called to testify about their findings and methods.
Interested in becoming a forensic investigator?
Try one of these courses
- General Investigation (Family Violence) Certificate
- General Investigation (Policing) Certificate
- Corporate Investigations (Investigative Auditing) Certificate
- Corporate Investigations (Anti-Corruption) Certificate
- Certificate in Forensic Science (Biology)
- Certificate in Reconstructing an Incident Scene
Last updated: October 25th 2016