A ballistics expert studies bullets and projectiles found at a crime scene to determine what type of weapon it was fired from and what kind of projectile it is. They can also determine from what angle and the trajectory the projectile was fired from.
Blood Spatter Analyst
A blood spatter analyst is crucial at a crime scene where there is a lot of blood present. This forensic scientist can tell a lot about a crime by analyzing blood and the pattern of blood spatter that is present.
Discovery Channel & Forensic Science [offsite link]
The Investigation: Discovery channel online has an excellent forensic science page, including a TV vs. Reality section, a look inside the lab, and games.
The use of fingerprint identification has some weird beginnings here in the United States. Read my article to find out why.
Forensic scientists are crucial to helping police solve many crimes that are not easily solved, Often times forensic scientists are called into court to explain their findings during a criminal trial.
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