Explaining Forensics

The field of forensic science spans multiple disciplines and plays a major role in solving crime. Over the years, as technology has advanced, the capabilities of forensic science units have increased. The purpose of this assignment is to show you understand the scope of work in forensic science.

Write short-answer responses between 100 and 225 words each in response to the following:

  • Describe the evolution of forensic sciences over time, including the role of key pioneers.
  • Differentiate 2-3 of the 11 forensic science disciplines outlined in this week’s reading used to aid law enforcement officials in conducting their investigations. Provide examples of their scope of work and the role it plays in criminal investigations.
  • Explain how forensic science is used in the criminal justice system.

Cite the sources used to support your assignment.