Maybe you would like to be a forensic detective. Forensics are scientific tests that are used to solve mysteries. A forensic scientist might work in a lab or might go out to places where crimes are committed, the crime scene. Watch this video of Jose. He uses forensic science to solve mysteries. By testing physical evidence he identifies suspects and helps bring them to justice.
Not everyone would like being a forensic scientist or a crime scene investigator. People who do this job work in good weather or bad, during the day or in the middle of the night. Because they are helping investigate crimes, they have to look at crime scenes and victims that have been hurt. However, if you like science and you like thinking through things in steps using logic, it might be the job for you. You could feel good knowing you helped put a criminal in jail or knowing you helped prove the innocence of a person. Now that you’ve watched Jose, you can really put yourself in his shoes. Get some online experience with forensics at CSI Web Adventures Rookie Training.
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In the next few days we will explore several different kinds of forensic science. Tomorrow we’ll begin with fingerprinting.
Talk the Talk Word of the Day: Evidence – An object or information that is used as proof in a crime investigation.Print This Post