What is forensic science?
Forensic science is the broad science of investigating events that have occurred based on evidence and information that was provided at the start by scientific and logical means. Forensic science is often referred to as related to and only limited to criminology, but this is not the case as there is also an application of archaeological, biological and astronomical sciences in order to find out more about ancient events such as the creation of the Stonehenge. However, this website's scope would be based on forensics science in criminology.
What is Forensic Science in Criminology?
Forensic science in criminology is used to investigate evidence left at a crime scene but analysis does not necessarily happen at the crime scene. Many types of evidence is used such as fingerprint DNA, victim injuries, arms (weapons), drugs, counterfeit products and also blood stains in order to find out more about the scene of crime. The data and evidence collected is then analysed in order to find suspects and ways that the victim was killed as well as gain additional data to be used in court. However, the identity of the murderer would be determined or attempted to be found in court by prosecutors and defendants since evidence collected can be given to either side as forensic scientists are even-handed.