or forensic science
is investigation and gathering of evidence of crime
. However, forensics does not always deal with crimes; for example the journeys taken by the Shroud of Turin
and the Sudarium of Oviedo
were verified with forensic palynology
Sherlock Holmes, the fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was, in fact, the inspiration for forensic science. The popular television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation depicts a glamorized version of the activities of forensic scientists.
Specialities in forensics include:
- Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers Michael Baden, M.D., Former New York City Medical Examiner, and Marion Roach, Simon & Schuster, 2001, ISBN 0-684-86758-3
- Crime Science: Methods of Forensic Detection Joe Nickell and John F. Fischer, University Press of Kentucky, 1999, ISBN 0813120918.
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