Forensics has been publicized by many recent TV shows like CSI, Law & Order and Bones.
This is a very large field of science and has many different unique category's
Relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation.
Forensic Science (often shortened to forensics)
Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to a legal system. This may be in relation to a crime or a civil action.The word forensic comes from the Latin adjective forensis, meaning "of or before the forum." In Roman times, a criminal charge meant presenting the case before a group of public individuals in the forum. Both the person accused of the crime and the accuser would give speeches based on their sides of the story. The individual with the best argument and delivery would determine the outcome of the case. This origin is the source of the two modern usages of the word forensic – as a form of legal evidence and as a category of public presentation.
In modern use, the term "forensics" in the place of "forensic science" can be considered correct as the term "forensic" is effectively a synonym for "legal" or "related to courts". However the term is now so closely associated with the scientific field that many dictionaries include the meaning that equates the word "forensics" with "forensic science".
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The two basic ideas scientists believe about fingerprints are:
Fingerprints never change. Small ridges form on a person's hands and feet before they are born and do not change for as long as the person lives.
No two fingerprints are alike.
The ridges on the hands and feet of all persons have three characteristics (ridge endings, birfurcations and dots) which appear in combinations that are never repeated on the hands or feet of any two persons.
A ridge ending is simply the end of a ridge (also known as an ending ridge).A bifurcation is a Y-shaped split of one ridge into two ridges. A dot is a very short ridge that looks like a "dot."