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Forensic Science: Careers

Web Resources : Forensic Careers

American Academy of Forensic Sciences. This site includes a career information page and a site for young forensic scientists

Careers in Forensic Science from a commercial consulting firm gives a brief overview of the education, knowledge, and experience necessary for a career in forensic science. Links to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors web site and the electronic discussion list for forensic science are also provided.

Carpenter’s Forensic Science Resources page provides definitions, other Web links and bibliographies for specialty disciplines within forensic science.

Crime Scene Investigations - from an officer of the Illinois State Police Bureau of Crime Scene Services is devoted solely to crime scene investigations. Choose Crime Scene Investigator from the main page for a detailed job description including working conditions, functions, knowledge, abilities, etc.

Forensic science careers at  Includes crime scene investigator, forensic biologist, forensic chemist, forensic odontology, forensic pathologist, and forensic toxicologist.

How to Become a Crime Scene Investigator -  explains, step-by-step, the process of becoming a crime scene investigator. It also lists salaries and educational requirements. 

Zeno's Forensic Site This site has an extensive array of links and some unique sources arranged by subspecialties such as DNA, hair and fiber, forensic chemistry, firearms, shoeprints and toolmarks, handwriting, forensic medicine, forensic entomology, and forensic anthropology. Site includes job search resources, conferences, and mailing lists.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Colleges and Universities : Forensic Science Degrees and Certificates