Forensic Scientist

What do they do any what are the requirements

Forensic Scientist

Forensic scientitst are given the task of the following task.


  • identify illicit drugs
  • analyse drugs and poisons in human tissue and body fluids, including blood alcohol results
  • examine and compare materials such as fibres, paints, cosmetics, oils, fuels, plastics, glass, metals, soils and gunshot residues
  • examine human and animal biological material to be compared with victims and suspects using DNA profiling
  • conduct botanical identification of plant materials at trace levels and whole-plant identification (cannabis, for example)
  • conduct document examinations, both physical (such as handwriting, typewriting) and chemical (such as analysis of inks and papers)
  • analyse computers and obtain data from electronic devices
  • examine crime scenes
  • identify firearms and ammunition (forensic ballistics)
  • detect, enhance, recover and identify latent fingerprints, footprints, tool marks, shoe marks, tyre marks and tracks
  • examine fire and explosion scenes to establish the origin and cause
  • improve the clarity of, and analyse, audio and video recordings
  • produce reports, appear in court and present scientific and/or opinion testimony accurately and in a manner which is readily understood by the court
  • make presentations to a wide variety of audiences on the work of forensic scientists
  • keep in contact with, and provide advice to, police investigators, legal practitioners, scientists and pathologists across a broad range of disciplines.

  • To be a forensic Scientist u must have the following requirements

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