Sub-Disciplines of Forensic Science

Sub-Disciplines of
Forensic Science
Biology
Psychology
Crime Scene Investigator
Jurisprudence
Criminalistics
Anthropology
Pathology
Engineering
Ballistics
Botany
Entomology
Toxicology
Odontology
performs DNA profiling and blood typing
provides a criminal profile to be used by investigators or determine the mental capacity of someone on trial.
collects evidence at the crime scene to be processed
lawyers
examination of evidence such as blood, fibers, and fingerprints
search for and recover the remains of humans
performs autopsies to determine cause of death
use knowledge of structures and materials to determine the cause of structural failures
analysis of bullets to determine the firearm used in a crime
uses plants or pollen to determine place or time of year of evidence found at the crime scene
uses insects and their life cycles to determine time of death
deals with the harmful effects of chemicals on the human body (like drugs or poisons)
identify individuals or remains using dental records
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