How do I get a job in forensics?
The specific education and experience requirements to be hired as a crime scene technician or forensic scientist are determined by each individual agency. In general, most law enforcement agencies look for a degree in criminal justice with a science emphasis. Any accredited laboratory is going to require a BA/BS degree in chemistry, biology or a natural science. Experience in the areas of photography, fingerprint examination, chain of custody, evidence handling and courtroom testimony can also be valuable and can be gained by completing an internship or joining local forensic organizations. It is helpful to research job listings and job descriptions for the city and state governments in the area you would like to work.

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1. How do I get a job in forensics?
2. My house or car was broken into. Why didn't the Forensic Unit respond to process it?
3. How long does it take to search a latent print in AFIS?
4. How many cases do you work a year?