Forensic Science Technician

Welcome to the forensic science technician page. This page is designed to help anybody looking for information and resources relating to this particular forensic science career.

Whether you are considering becoming a forensic-science-technician, are looking for appropriate forensic science classes or simply want to find out what a forensic science technician does, we hope you find the following material useful.

What Does A Forensic Science Technician Do?

According to the National Institute of Health Office of Science Education, a forensic-science-technician collects, identifies, classifies, and analyzes physical evidence relating to criminal investigations. A forensic-science-technician will perform tests on weapons or substances, e.g., fiber, hair, and tissue to determine their significance to an investigation.

Forensic technicians may also testify as an expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques; as well as serving as specialists in area such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

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Brief job description.

Ohio University Forensic Chemistry Lab

Undergraduate students in a Forensic Chemistry Lab demonstrate how to develop fingerprints using a variety of methods: Cyanoacrylate (super glue), fuming, dusting, and iodine fuming.

Useful Resources

There are a number of pages right here on the All About Forensic Science website that provide additional resource material.

Forensic Science Classes:

Forensic Science Degree (USA)

Forensic Science Degree (UK)

CSI College

Criminal Justice Online

Career Guidance:

Forensic Science Careers

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