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Saving The World With Forensic Science

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Summary:
Forensic Science is the application of science in forensic studies, the
forensic part of forensic science implies that it is to be utilized in
some form or another with a court of law and is relevant to legal
proceedings. Forensic Science is rapidly progressing to the point that
the science fiction of today could well be the science reality of
tomorrow.

Forensic Science has been around for many centuries. However, it was not
until recently that advances in scientific resea...


Keywords:
forensics, science, education


Article Body:
Forensic Science is the application of science in forensic studies, the
forensic part of forensic science implies that it is to be utilized in
some form or another with a court of law and is relevant to legal
proceedings. Forensic Science is rapidly progressing to the point that
the science fiction of today could well be the science reality of
tomorrow.

Forensic Science has been around for many centuries. However, it was not
until recently that advances in scientific research and scientific
studies made this a true and individual aspect of forensic research.
Recent studies and research have brought the field of forensic science to
new heights and given it increasing credibility and importance as a
deciding factor in many legal proceedings, where forensic evidence often
outweighs the testimony even of witnesses on the scene.

Almost everybody has heard of DNA evidence or fluorescing as well as many
other recent scientific developments in forensic science. While many of
us get our information from television programs such as CSI, the reality
is that forensic science is rapidly moving from the realm of television
to the broader expanse of the real world. DNA evidence is now an
important part of most legal proceedings involving any human body.
Whether discussing fibers from hair, clothes or even something so mundane
as dust, forensic science can often draw conclusions and point to
irrefutable facts that often lead to convictions of criminals who, if not
for forensic science, would be free to commit more atrocities.

Fibers can have a telling tale that can only be exposed by the use of
forensic science. Carpet fibers are unique to makes and manufacturers.
Gunpowder contains microscopic residue that can correctly identify the
type of powder, the manufacturer of the shell and much more information.
Simple particles of dust, when viewed by using forensic science can place
items or individuals at definitive places often down to an exact time
frame. Something that we may see as just a bug or insect can tell how
long an item has been in a particular location. There are many factors
that are explored with Forensic Science. The scientific conclusion offers
irrefutable proof and can be an effective tool in the fight against
crime.

Advances in science and in particular with forensic science are not only
new and fascinating but are constantly improving and being refined. Not
only is forensic science a great tool for today, but the future looks
bright indeed. An interest in Forensic science may even help the
underachiever of today take enough interest in science and related fields
of study to turn around and study harder to become the next practitioner
of forensic science tomorrow. Forensic science benefits society as a
whole in many different ways.

				
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