Who knew there were so many?
1. Trace Evidence Analysis
A forensic scientist who performs analyses on trace evidence that may occur as a result of physical contact between a suspect and victim during a violent crime.
2. Forensic Toxicology
Forensic toxicologists perform scientific tests on bodily fluids and tissue samples to identify any drugs or chemicals present in the body.
3. Forensic Psychology
This type of forensics focuses on the application of psychological theory and practice to the criminal, court and corrections systems.
4. Forensic Podiatry
Forensic Podiatry is a sub-discipline of forensic science wherein knowledge of forensic medicine is used in conjunction with knowledge of the anatomy, function, deformities and diseases of the foot, ankle, lower extremities, and at times, the entire human body, to examine foot-related evidence in a legal situations.
5. Forensic Pathologists
Forensic pathologists are usually employed to perform autopsies to determine cause and manner of death.
6. Forensic Optometry
The study of glasses and other eyewear relating to crime scenes and criminal investigations.
7. Forensic Odontology
The application of dental knowledge to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system.
8. Forensic Linguistics
The application of linguistic knowledge, methods and insights to the forensic context of law, language, crime investigation, trial, and judicial procedure.
9. Forensic Geology
The study of evidence relating to minerals, oil, petroleum, and other materials found in the Earth, used to answer questions raised by the legal system.
10. Forensic Entomology
The scientific study of the invasion of the succession pattern of arthropods with their developmental stages of different species found on the decomposed cadavers during legal investigations.
11. Forensic Engineering
The application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.
12. Forensic DNA Analysis
Scientists who are responsible for obtaining biological information within the scope of a criminal investigation.
13. Forensic Botany
A complex study, as it includes not only the study of plants, but their seeds, leaves, flowers, spores, wood, fruits, cells, hairs, and glandular hairs, as well.
14. Forensic Anthropology
The application of the anatomical science of anthropology and its various subfields, including forensic archaeology and forensic taphonomy, in a legal setting.
15. Digital Forensics
A branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.