What is Forensic Science?
Forensic Science has been used to uncover mysteries, solve crimes, and convict or exonerate suspects of crime for hundreds of years. Starting all the way back in the 16th century, right up until today, Forensic Science is a crime fighting tool that is here to stay.
Forensic Science is an essential part of the fight against crime. By examining the evidence and scientific knowledge to produce objective facts Forensic Scientists produce evidence both defence and prosecution arguments. The testimony of forensic scientists has become a trusted component of many civil and criminal cases, as these professionals are concerned not with the outcome of the case; only with their objective testimony based purely on scientific facts.
Forensic Scientists work with crime scene investigators, police forces, detectives, and coroners to solve cases. The depth of your role could vary for day-to-day depending on the specifics of a case.
Forensic Science may prove the existence of a crime, the perpetrator of a crime, or a connection to a crime through the examination of physical evidence, administration of tests, interpretation of data, clear and concise reporting, and truthful testimony of a forensic scientist
Although the majority of forensic scientists perform their jobs within the confines of the forensic laboratory or morgue, their work may also take them outside of the laboratory and to the crime scene, where they observe the scene and collect evidence, for example, you can work as a:
- Analytical chemist
- Biomedical scientist
- Forensic scientist
- Scientific laboratory technician
- Teaching laboratory technician
- Digital/multimedia scientist
- Behaviour scientist
When can I start?
You can start right now! Check out these fantastic course options for you to choose from:
Call 064 103 3683 and a specific Forensic Science Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you. If you are interested in a different course you can call 0800 39 00 27 instead. Also if you don’t want to call you can fill in the enquiry form for more information.