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There’s no shortage of crime-fighting TV shows where protagonists brandish the latest forensic science techniques. Whether it’s DNA testing, tool mark identification, bite mark measuring, or blood spatter analysis, it’s assumed that these methods are reliable, consistent, and valid measures of criminal activity.
For aspiring criminal justice students, two of the greatest concerns are how much a program costs and whether or not the school provides adequate job placement services. The Federal Reserve (2017) revealed that student debt in the US reached $1.4 trillion and had overtaken credit cards as the leading source of US debt a few years ago.
As cybercrimes such as state-sponsored attacks, “smart spam,” and ransomware continue to proliferate, so too will the career opportunities for people with degrees in digital forensics. Check out this guide to high-growth careers in this field.
This guide examines the bright career outlook in forensic science and related occupations, as well as accredited educational programs, professional certification, and top employers across four high-growth forensic science subfields: trace evidence, ballistics, toxicology, and DNA.
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Understand how criminal justice and forensic science are similar and different, and where they overlap. View a side-by-side comparison of the two fields.
Learn about unsolved and sometimes forgotten cold cases, and stay abreast of their progress on these ten excellent blogs.
Mental illnesses have been found in some of the United States' most loathsome killers throughout history, but it’s important to note that most people suffering from these illnesses do not commit any violent offenses.