Forensic scientist

Forensic scientist

Forensic scientists visit crime scenes and help to solve cases by finding and examining evidence. They rely on number of science-related subjects including chemistry and biology.

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All kinds of things can be used as evidence when attempting to solve a crime. From tyre marks and  flammable substances to hair and blood, forensic scientists use their specialist knowledge to uncover the truth about what happened at a crime scene.

What's cool about being a forensic scientist?

Solving crimes as part of a team of investigators

Helping innocent victims achieve justice for crimes against them

Using high-tech equipment to analyse your evidence

Subjects you'll need

Forensic science is a mix of chemistry and biology, so focus on these subjects at school to start your journey on this intriguing career path. Good grades in maths with also help, as forensic scientists sometimes use statistics to solve crimes.

Fun fact

The range of evidence used by forensic scientists to solve crimes can be fascinating. Some can even determine how long a murder victim has been dead by examining the insects at a crime scene.

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