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ERIC Number: EJ875430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Careers in Forensics: Analysis, Evidence, and Law
Torpey, Elka Maria
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n1 p14-19 Spr 2009
In legal proceedings, a case is only as strong as its evidence. And whether that evidence is strong depends, in large part, on the work of forensic specialists. The field of forensics is broad and involves many kinds of workers. Some of them are involved in crimesolving. Others, such as forensic social workers or forensic economists, help to resolve different legal issues. But one thing all forensic specialists have in common is that their work is connected to the law in some way. These workers might have a background in life sciences, art, engineering, health-care, social sciences, or a number of other fields. And although their specialized knowledge and job titles vary, all forensic workers have expertise related to a legal issue or case. This article discusses forensics and some of the work it encompasses. The first section talks about what forensic workers do and lists selected specialties within the field. A second section describes places of employment, potential earnings and opportunities, and education and training requirements. A final section provides sources for finding more information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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