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Forensics/Blood Spatter Analyst

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Transcript of Forensics/Blood Spatter Analyst

Forensics Forensic Identification -any organism can be identified by examination of DNA
-Forensic science experts create DNA profiles of suspects (DNA fingerprinting) -Identify potential suspects whose DNA may match evidence left at crime scenes-Exonerate persons wrongly accused of crimes-Identify crime and catastrophe victims-Establish paternity and other family relationships-Identify endangered and protected species as an aid to wildlife officials (could be used for prosecuting poachers)-Detect bacteria and other organisms that may pollute air, water, soil, and food-Match organ donors with recipients in transplant programs-Determine pedigree for seed or livestock breeds-Authenticate consumables such as caviar and wine Tools Used -Scanning Electron Microscopes
-X-rays
-Chemist and Physicist
-Cotton Swabs
-Microscopes
-Gunshot Residue Kits
-Gas Chromatography-mass spectrometry machines
-GRIM machines
-Fuming Cabinet
-Ultraviolet Lamps
-Camera Future Tools in Forensics Future Tools -Microsoft Photosynth
-Lasers Moral of Forensics - Most cases rely on eye witnesses
- Nothing is private
-The way that blood really relates to forensics is that, even though fingerprinting is the most useful, every human belongs to one of the four blood types. The government keeps up with the blood so that can help things narrow it down. Blood Spatter Analyst Training and Education -Requires a meticulous and thorough understanding of the properties of blood and the human body.
-Anatomy
-Most blood spatter analysts begin with a certificate or degree in criminal justice, particularly forensic science. Specific classes include biology, anatomy, criminology, constitutional law and statistical analysis. These will eventually transition into specific classes dealing with blood that will help an analyst reveal the type of weapon used in a crime, the location and movement of the victim and suspect, and ultimately the reconstruction of a crime. Once hired, analysts attend classes or workshops to continually update their skills and knowledge. School Program -Cape Fear Community College
-What Degrees I Will Earn
Bachelor Degree in Criminal Scene Investigation
Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement
Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Law Certifications - State Certified Qualifications for Blood Spatter Analyst -Flexible
-Reliable
-Trustworthy
-What you need to be good at
Math
Physics
Biology
Knowledge of Blood Job Requirements -Being able to go to job on call
-Training Courses
-They work with the police so most are in a lab for 8, 10, 12 hour shift Job Outlook - It is a very easy job to get into, but you will make more money after being in the field for a while. Earnings -Earnings can range from 30,000 to 83,000 dollars per year Primary Purpose -Collection and analysis of physical evidence
-Examine the location, shape of blood drops, stains, and puddles What they determine -Type of weapon used
-Direction of travel victim
-The trajectory of a projectile
-Number of wounds the victim received
-How the events unfolded Also Called Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Biotechnology in Forensics -DNA fingerprinting
-In criminal investigation Citations Biotechnology and It's Application. NC State University, n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.
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