Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

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Forensic science is the application of scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge to legal issues. Hence, the field of forensic science is remarkably broad in scope, encompassing everything from art and engineering to medicine and law. Career Opportunities in Forensic Science offers a comprehensive view of careers in the field, with complete information for the 21st century on more than 80 jobs, including Accident Reconstruction Specialist, Computer Forensics Specialist, Crime Scene Investigator, Criminologist, DNA Analyst, Fire Investigator, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Pathologist, Forensic Science Researcher, Forensic Sculptor, Medical Examiner, Prosecuting Attorney.

Throughout the book, the reader will find a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes list education and training resources, certification programs, professional unions and associations, and Web resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816061563
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Industry Outlook     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
How to Use This Book     xvii
Crime Scene and Criminal Investigation Personnel
Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)     2
Crime Scene Supervisor     5
Patrol Officer     8
Criminal Investigator     11
Fire Investigator     14
Fingerprint Technician     17
Evidence Custodian     20
Polygraph Examiner     23
Crime Lab Personnel
Criminalist     28
Crime Lab Technician     32
Crime Lab Supervisor     35
Quality Manager     38
Crime Lab Director     41
Bloodstain Pattern Analyst     46
DNA Analyst     49
Firearms Examiner     52
Forensic Biologist     55
Forensic Chemist     58
Forensic Drug Chemist     61
Forensic Serologist     64
Latent Print Examiner     67
Questioned Document Examiner     70
Trace Evidence Examiner     73
Medicolegal Death Investigation Personnel
Coroner     78
Medical Examiner     81
Medicolegal Death Investigator     84
Forensic Pathologist     87
Forensic Toxicologist     90
Forensic Anthropologist     93
Forensic Pathology Technician     96
Histologist     99
Morgue Assistant     102
Forensic Experts in Art and Multimedia
Forensic Photographer     106
Forensic Video Analyst     110
Forensic Audio Examiner     113
Forensic Artist     116
Forensic Sculptor     119
Forensic Graphics Specialist     122
Forensic Musicologist     125
Forensic Experts in Health and Medicine
Forensic Medical Consultant     130
Child Abuse Pediatrician     133
Forensic Chiropractic Examiner     136
Forensic Epidemiologist     139
Forensic Nurse     142
Forensic Odontologist     145
Forensic Pharmacist     148
Forensic Radiologist     151
Forensic Experts in the Natural Sciences
Environmental Forensics Expert     156
Forensic Archaeologist     159
Forensic Botanist     162
Forensic Entomologist     165
Forensic Geologist     168
Forensic Meteorologist     171
Forensic Microbiologist     174
Forensic Palynologist     177
Wildlife Forensic Scientist     180
Forensic Experts in Mathematics and Computer Science
Forensic Statistician     184
Computer Forensics Specialist     187
Forensic Experts in Engineering and Construction
Forensic Engineer     192
Accident Reconstruction Specialist     195
Construction Forensics Expert     198
Forensic Architect     201
Forensic Surveyor     204
Forensic Experts in the Behavioral Sciences
Criminologist     208
Forensic Hypnotist     211
Forensic Psychiatrist     214
Forensic Psychologist     217
Forensic Rehabilitation Consultant     220
Forensic Social Worker     223
Forensic Experts in Business
Forensic Accountant     228
Forensic Economist     231
Fraud Examiner     234
Forensic Experts in Language and Speech
Forensic Linguist     238
Forensic Phonetician     241
Jurisprudence Experts
Trial Lawyer     246
Prosecuting Attorney     250
Forensic Consultant     254
Judge     257
Forensic Science Educators, Researchers, and Reporters
Forensic Training Specialist     262
Forensic Science Instructor     265
Forensic Science Researcher     268
Crime Reporter     271
Education and Training Resources on the Internet     276
Professional Certification Programs     279
Professional Unions and Associations     284
Resources on the World Wide Web     294
Glossary     302
Bibliography     306
Index     311

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