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Forensic Scientists: What do they do?
A forensic scientist is a scientist who analyzes biological, chemical, or physical samples taken into evidence during a criminal investigation. It's their work to provide the proof the police need to bring the case to court.
Also Forensic scientists examine contact trace materials associated with crimes in order to provide evidence for criminal investigations. The work is usually dealt with under three sections: biology, chemistry and drugs/toxicology.
They can use parts of the victim's body, usually the bones, to identify: the cause of death; the gender, ethnicity, age, height of the victim and how long the victim has been dead.
The clothes that forensic scientist wear is a plastic white suit and a plastic white shoes which are like a shopping bag.
What is forensic science
Things can be picked up and analysed in a lab, for instance shoe prints, hair, skin/blood cells, fingerprints, gunpowder residue, clothing fibres. The scene itself is also investigated - for instance blood spatter patterns can show how and where at the scene wounds were inflicted. Post mortems can be performed on the bodies of murder victims to discover how and why they died, whether the body is contaminated by DNA, clothing fibres etc from the killer.
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