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Chapter 1
What is Forensic Science?
 Methods of science applied to public matters
 Justice system: criminal and civil law
Scope of Forensic Science
 Criminalistics
 Study of physical
evidence generated by
crime scenes
 Pathology
 Determine cause and
manner of death
(autopsy/postmortem
examination)
 Anthropology
 Skeletal remains:
determine if human,
gender, race, age, facial
reconstructions
 Odontology
 Dentristry: bite marks, body
identification, abuse cases
 Engineering
 Examine structural remains
of buildings, mechanical
issues with cars
 Entomology
 Bugs on decaying bodies
What do Forensic Scientists Do?
 Analyze evidence
 Testify in court
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