Forensic Science

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Forensic science is the application of science to the criminal justice system. A forensic scientist is to collect and analyze the evidence found at a crime scene, and trains other law enforcement individuals in how to record and collect evidence.

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Forensic Science Done by : Bahaa Q. A fingerprint expert can tell apart the marks of two digits more easily than he can differentiate two peoples faces.Ever wonder how detectives and police officers can solve crimes based on finding little elements such as finger prints or bloodstains that are left behind unintentionally? They rely on forensic science to help them solve cases having to do with rape, murder, theft, and crimes of that nature. It is important for the definition of forensic science to be clearly defined first. Forensic science may generally be defined as the application of scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge to assist courts in resolving questions of fact in civil and criminal trials(Forensic Access). This paper will explain how forensic science began historically, how it has evolved until present time helping solve crimes, and how the perception of forensic science is influenced by television shows. Forensic Science began gradually developing since the Roman time. In 44 B.C. Antistius, a Roman physician who examined Julius Caesars body came with the conclusion that out of Caesars twenty three wounds, only one had been fatal (Bursztajn). In 1000 A.D. a Roman attorney named Quintilian proved that a blind man was framed of killing his mother by showing a bloody fingerprint that belonged to someone else. In the year 1248, the Chinese published Hsi DuanYu, a book that informed people

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