Summary and Info
What is forensic science? Forensic science uses scientific knowledge and methods to help determine the cause of a crime or accident and identify criminals.You may have seen television shows or movies in which a coroner uses foren-sic science to determine the cause of death in a homicide. You may also have seen fire investigators examine the scene of a fire to determine what started the blaze and whether or not it is arson. Fingerprints may be taken to see whether they match those of a suspect. All of this is part of forensic science.