Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
Crime Laboratory Analyst, Crime Scene Analyst, Crime Scene Technician (Crime Scene Tech), CSI (Crime Scene Investigator), DNA Analyst (Deoxyribonucleic Acid Analyst), Evidence Technician, Fingerprint Technician, Forensic Document Examiner, Forensic Science Examiner, Forensic Scientist, Forensic Specialist, Forensic Technician, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Latent Print Examiner
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