Review QuestionsWhat is forensic science?Forensic science is adding science into a crime scene or in a criminal investigation. What three tasks or responsibilities does a forensic scientist have?Three task that forensic scientists are responsible for doing is analyzing evidence, getting an expert testimony, and making sure they do their best on training another person. What criteria might be used to establish someone as an expert witness? the court has to look at “education degrees, the number of years of experience that the person has in the field, any professional organizations that the person is a member of, and any books or other publications that the person has authored.” as said in 01.04.What are two of the ways that a forensic pathologist might use to help determine the time of death?Two ways someone can determine the time of death is looking at the liver Mortis and the algor mortis. What does a forensic anthropologist do?A forensic anthropologist focus on the skeleton.
They can identify people after fires, and plane crashes by their skeletons. Critical Thinking QuestionsWhy do you think it is so important to use proper methods when collecting evidence from a crime scene?I think it is important to do everything by the proper method because if they do not they could mess up the evidence in the crime scene and they would not find out what actually happened. Why do you think forensic science has been increasingly used by the criminal justice system?I think forensic science has been used more in the criminal justice system because it helps a lot with finding out what actually happened in a crime scene and it accurate if done properly.
It has also opened up a new world of finding evidence like finding finger prints. . Which of the forensic scientist’s responsibilities do you think would be the most challenging? Why?I think the most challenging thing to handle as a forensic scientist is collecting all evidence correcting and putting all the pieces together to help solve the problem.Which of the forensic scientist’s responsibilities do you think would be the most interesting to you? Why?I think the most interesting of all the responsibilities is Forensic psychiatry, because is focuses on human emotion and the relationship human beings have with each other.
Which of the specialty areas do you think you would most like to work in? Why?I think that i would like to work in the Forensic psychiatry area out of them all. I love how they have to look at the past and present of the persons life and dig a little bit deeper about the person.