Forensic science is the process of using science to resolve legal issues. This is done by applying scientific principles to matters in which the law has become involved.
- Samples can include things like fingerprints, hair and gunshot residue
- The famous fictional character Sherlock Holmes used forensic science as one of his methods for investigating crimes.
- In the case of forensic entomology, scientists examine insects found in and around human remains to determine the time of death.