If body fluid stains are noted on the evidence, they perform chemical extraction processes to remove the DNA from the stain.
Once the DNA is removed, additional chemical processes are utilized in specific machines to replicate specific areas of DNA that can help to uniquely identify the source of the body fluid.
A comparison is then made to DNA profiles from any individuals believed to be involved in the crime (suspects and victims). If the DNA profile from the evidence matches a person, and that DNA
- Most of the work is laboratory-based, but experienced forensic scientists may have to attend crime scenes. The balance of work in the laboratory court and office varies between roles
- The work may be stressful and distressing at times, particularly when attending scenes of crimes. Considerable responsibility rests on the scientists presenting and defending their evidence in court under cross-examination.
- an enquiring mind.
- a logical and analytical approach.
- patience and concentration.
- highly developed observation and scientific skills.
- objectivity and personal integrity.
- a high degree of accuracy and attention to deta
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Conditional Accreditation for the Master of Science in Forensic Science Degree
ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
Full Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science Degree
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
Full Accreditation for the Master of Science in Criminalistics Degree