Forensic science

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From the days of Sherlock Holmes, to the TV show CSI, the world is enchanted by forensic science. The use of science to catch criminals is not only captivating, but also incredibly powerful.

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SeagullFrom the days of Sherlock Holmes, to the TV show CSI, the world is enchanted by forensic science. The use of science to catch criminals is not only captivating, but also incredibly powerful. Forensic science is a very large field, with a long history of application, and even in more recent times, development of increasingly sensitive and specific analysis methods allow analysis of even the smallest traces of evidence.Forensic scienceis the scientific method of gathering and examining information about the past. This is especially important in law enforcement where forensics is done in relation to criminal or civil law,[1]but forensics are also carried out in other fields, such as astronomy, archaeology, biology and geology to investigate ancient times. The wordforensiccomes from the Latinfornsis, meaning "of or before the forum."[3]In Roman times, a criminal charge meant presenting the case before a group of public individuals in theforum. Both the person accused of the crime and the accuser would give speeches based on their sides of the story. The individual with the best argument and delivery would determine the outcome of the case. This origin

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