Information on required qualifications, education and training for careers in forensic science can be found from:
- The National Institute of Justice Special Report Education and Training in Forensic Science: A Guide for Forensic Science Laboratories, Educational Institutions, and Students.
- The Choosing a Career section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences website provides information about the different types of forensic scientists, salaries, and educational requirements.
- The U.S. Department of Labor resource, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Forensic Science Technicians.
You may also be interested in viewing A Simplified Guide to Forensic Science, a website created by the National Forensic Science Technology Center. This website covers the core concepts, capabilities and limitations of key forensic science disciplines.
Information about forensic computer investigations can be found on the Digital Evidence and Forensics section of the National Institute of Justice site. This page contains general information about the topic and also provides access to publications and guides that have been developed for those involved in such investigations.
Information on the use of DNA to solve property crimes can be found in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-sponsored publication, The DNA Field Experiment: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Use of DNA in the Investigation of High-Volume Crimes; in the NIJ Journal article, DNA Solves Property Crimes (But Are We Ready for That?); and the DNA Field Experiment section of the CrimeSolutions website.
Visit the Using DNA to Solve Property Crimes section of the NIJ site for additional information.