Forensic Science HQ

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Forensic Science HQ

Forensic Science HQ is your complete one stop source for Forensic Science.  Whether you are a student, attorney, forensic scientist or other expert, this site will provide comprehensive answers for all of your crime laboratory related questions. Forensic Science HQ is created by real, experienced forensic scientists, and is up to date with current technology and forensic news.

Interested in a Forensic Science Career?

A career in forensic science can be very demanding, but also very rewarding. There are always employment opportunities for qualified individuals, however the level of competition and training requirements for these positions can be quite high.

If you are interested in a career in forensic science, it is crucial to be prepared.  Before starting down a career path towards forensic science, we encourage you to educate yourself on what it’s like to be a forensic scientist and what qualities you should possess.

To help you in this process, we have outlined all the major topics that you should consider. Please visit the forensic science career page to find out if a profession in forensics is right for you.
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Topics covered on this site include:



Forensic Science is the study of evidence to aid in the investigation of a crime. Within the field of forensic science there are several areas of expertise, commonly referred to as “disciplines”.  The most common forensic disciplines include:

Each discipline plays an important role in crime solving and is heavily relied upon today in the law enforcement community.

Comments and questions are always welcome. We love to hear from other experts, attorneys, and students. Let us hear from you!

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    May 18, 2012 at 1:47 am
  • Annalisa says:

    I am very glad to have stumbled upon this site. It is very helpful in that I’m trying to get some information on the path to a career as a forensic scientist.

    It’s a little relieving to know that a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement. I am thinking about applying to grad school to get a masters degree in forensic science, but I don’t think I am ready for it yet. I am currently a senior in college (double majoring in biology and Spanish) and I would like to apply as a forensic scientist trainee for the Illinois State Police. I understand that the training program they have to offer is not as general and does not explore different fields as a graduate program in forensic science would, but I feel that it would give me a good idea on what the field is like.

    I am interested in becoming a forensic scientist and would like to know if this trainee program that the Illinois State Police has to offer would be a good option for me. I was directed from the site “CrimeLabWorld” to here. I know that a master’s degree would give me a better chance in applying for positions and opportunities in career advancement in the field.

    There’s a whole lot of information on how one can apply to become a forensic scientist, but I would like to know from a forensic scientist what he or she did to get to where they are. I know that every path is different, but I would just like to know what I am in for. I always thought that grad school is the next step, but after reading this site, that it not always the case.

    October 30, 2012 at 12:29 am
  • brainharry says:

    same as you alfereda……i like forensic science field and i am very much interested in this filed to search and investigate crime……

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    July 3, 2012 at 2:24 am

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