Forensic Science: A Need In Today’s Scenario

  19-Jul-2019 13:07:48


We have all seen forensics in popular TV shows like CSI, CID, etc. It is used in solving crime and bringing justice to the innocent.

Forensic Science is a branch of science that deals with the integration of various other branches of science like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Anthropology, etc. It is used for the purpose of Investigation by using Scientific methods and aid in criminal trials.

In the modern world where crimes are increasing and criminals are finding new ways to commit crimes. ,The need for Forensic Science becomes so important. Forensic Scientists are trained professionals who have the skills and knowledge to examine various types of evidences found at the crime scene and how to examine them efficiently.

People should be made aware of this immerging field and how it can help police personnel in investigation, help fighting crime and help maintain law and order.

Forensic Science has played an important role in the society, some of the modern era technologies based on are discussed below:

Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)

When broken glass is involved in a crime, putting together even tiny pieces can be key to finding important clues like the direction of bullets, the force of impact or the type of weapon used in a crime. Through its sensitive atom recognition ability, the LA-ICP-MS machine breaks glass samples of almost any size down to their atomic structure. Then, forensic scientists are able to match even the smallest shred of glass found on clothing to a glass sample from a crime scene. In order to get a job in this field a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science is usually necessary.

Alternative Light Photography :

For a nurse, being able to quickly ascertain how much physical damage a patient has suffered can be the difference between life and death. Although they need several tools at their disposal to save a life, Alternative Light Photography is one of the coolest tools to help see damage even before it is visible on the skin. A camera like the Omnichrome uses blue lightweight and orange filters to show bruising below the skin’s surface. In order to use this equipment, you would need a MSN in Forensic Nursing.

High-Speed Ballistics Photography :

You might not think about it at as a tool for scientists, but ballistics specialists often use high-speed cameras in order to understand how bullet holes, gunshot wounds and glass shatters are created. Virtually anyone, from a crime scene investigator to a firearms examiner, can operate a high-speed camera without any additional education or training. Being able to spot and match bullet trajectories, impact marks and exit wounds must be done by someone with at least a Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Science.

DNA Sequencer:

Most people mention the importance of deoxyribonucleic acid testing within the workplace. Still, most people don’t know exactly what DNA sequencers are and how they may be used. Most scientists and crime science lab technicians use what’s referred to as deoxyribonucleic acid identification to spot criminals and victims exploitation trace proof like hair or skin samples. In cases where those samples are highly degraded, however, they often turn to the more powerful DNA sequencer, which allows them to analyze old bones or teeth to determine the specific ordering of a person’s deoxyribonucleic acid nucleobases, and generate a “read” or a novel deoxyribonucleic acid pattern that may facilitate establish that person as a suspect or criminal.

By: Prashant Singh