Forensic laboratory technicians collect evidence at crime scenes, and are responsible for analysing and reporting the evidence in order to solve crimes. The general tasks of forensic laboratory technicians include collecting evidence, analysing collected evidence in a laboratory setting and writing reports summarizing the results of this analysis. Forensic laboratory technicians may specialize in particular types of evidence, including fingerprinting, biochemistry, ballistics or handwriting analysis. Forensic laboratory technicians may also be asked to testify in court cases, especially in an area of individual expertise.
Interested in becoming a forensic laboratory technician?
Try one of these courses
- Certificate in Forensic Science (Biology)
- Certificate in Reconstructing an Incident Scene
- Laboratory Quality Short Course
Last updated: October 25th 2016