Forensic Specialties

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Forensics Specialties
While reading through the specialties section in chapter one of the textbook, one specialty that caught my attention was forensic anthropology, because I didn’t know before reading the section, how much work this aspect of the forensics team is responsible for. This specialty can be used to determine the amount of time skeletal remains have been exposed to the elements, and even what race the person may have been based on their bone structure; among many other variables. The other specialty that was interesting to me was engineering. It is amazing to me that forensic engineers are able to determine how an accident was caused, the speed of the vehicles that collided, and if there were issues with the vehicles that may have caused accidents. This aspect of forensics is responsible for determine who is at fault, or if anyone really was.
After I complete my degree here at Ashford, my goal for a career is be to become a police officer. But if I were to work in forensics, I would prefer to work in the digital evidence, or psychiatry/behavioral science area. I would choose to work in the digital evidence area because it is related to detective work and the psychiatry behavioral science area because I have always been interested in psychology and am interested in finding out the inner workings of the criminals who commit murders. A few ways that my career choice of becoming a police officer would be involved in the forensics aspect of solving a homicide, are that the police officers are usually the first people to be called to a homicide case. The police officers will also clear the area to make sure that the crime scene is secure, and that evidence is able to be obtained safely before being cataloged and sent to a forensics lab; if there are any pieces of evidence that may be tested by the forensics department. The police are also the ones who…...

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