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.