What is "Forensic Serology"?
- Evaluating that evidence for possible DNA analysis
- Reporting the evidence and conclusions found in court
How does this help solve cases?
- Match those conclusions with suspects
How does one obtain a job in forensic serology?
- A chief serologist needs a PhD or MD
- Basic classes needed to be a regular forensic serologist: serology, forensic medicine, forensic immunology
- Most occupants have specific interests in subjects such as biology and chemistry
- There are multiple careers under this field, but the most common one is under crime scene investigation
- Median pay under forensic serology is around $50,000 - $60,000
Real life example
OJ Simpson Trial
- Bloodstained left handed glove
- Blood on Simpson's car
- Right handed blood later discovered and had blood on it
- Blood on Nicole's sock
How was it solved?
- Blood on sock: Nicole
- Blood on right handed glove: Simpson and both of his victims
- Blood trail from Nicole's house, to Simpson's car, and then to Simpson's house, almost proved his guilt
Simpson was later found not guilty, but the evidence was still very strong, and people today still insist that he committed murder.
Common tools used in forensic serology:
"Forensic Serology." Forensic Serology. Forensic Medicine, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://www.forensic-medecine.info/forensic-serology.html>.
Kitchen, Elizabeth. "How to Become a Forensic Serologist." Yahoo! Contributor Network. N.p., 3 May 2010. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://voices.yahoo.com/how-become-forensic-serologist-5944022.html?cat=4>.
Li, Richard. "Forensic Serology Information Page." Forensic Serology Information Page. All About Forensic Science, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://www.all-about-forensic-science.com/forensic-serology.html>.
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