In forensic science and technology a range of techniques is used to make detailed examinations of materials related to a crime. These include: chromatography, DNA profiling, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, photography and spectrophotometry.
Forensic scientists and technologists are mainly involved in investigating traces of material connected with a crime. The results of these investigations may then be used as evidence in a court. Their expertise may come from a range of sciences including biochemistry, metallurgy, pathology and physics.
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