A forensic analyst is someone who works within the justice system providing key evidence to criminal investigations.
Their responsibilities include:
- Classifying and performing tests on evidence that is lifted from a crime scene. The evidence must be handled and stored with care according to established procedures.
- They prove the existence of a crime and make a connection to a crime through information and expert opinions.
A forensic analyst must have a strong background in all areas of science and math. Communication skills are also very important because the information must reported in writing and in person. They must also have either a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree, depending on which career they want in forensics.
Where they should live
Most of a forensic analyst's time is spent inside a laboratory. At other times, the analyst must go to a crime scene to collect evidence. They could live anywhere where there is crime and in a location that has a laboratory.