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Careers in Forensic Science Name: Directions: Conduct some research to learn about the many careers related to forensic science. Use the information you find to fill in the following chart. (The first one has been done for you.) When you are finished, complete the reflections questions below. FORENSIC FIELD DEFINITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES REAL CASE EXAMPLES Forensic Accountin g involves investigating crimes within the field of finance Forensic Accountants utilize accounting, auditing and investigative skills when conducting an investigation. They respond to and communicate financial information in a courtroom setting. They examine financial evidence to determine whether appropriate and legal operating procedures have been followed. In 1996, a city manager in CA became suspicious when Orinda-Moraga Disposal Services wanted to raise rates on its customers, since the company had recently promised to lower rates. He hired forensic accountant to uncover the truth. After examining records, the forensics accountant discovered that the company sent checks to nonexistent people at several companies that had fake addresses. The disposal company's owner deposited the checks into an account. He had created these companies to illegally steal money from the company. Forensic Toxicolog y Forensic toxicology is the analysis of biological samples for the presence of toxins, including drugs Forensic toxicologists are scientists who are responsible for testing bodily fluids and tissue The Jonestown massacre was a mass murder-suicide of the
Careers in Forensic Science samples during autopsies looking for the presence of chemicals. Toxicologists work in laboratories to perform tests on samples collected by crime scene investigators. Peoples Temple cult at the behest of their leader, Jim Jones, in 1978. After cult members attacked Congressman Leo Ryan, who was investigating the cult, Jones enacted a suicide plan at the Jonestown compound. Forensic Anthropol ogy It’s the branch of physical anthropology in which anthropological data, criteria, and techniques are used to determine the sex, age, genetic population, or parentage of skeletal or biological materials in questions of civil or criminal law. They help investigators and other professionals to uncover and examine human remains. By analyzing these remains, usually using specialized equipment and technology, forensic anthropologists can draw conclusions about the life of the deceased, including determining identity and pinpointing the conditions under which death occurred. In 2004, forensic anthropology findings led New Jersey prosecutors to reinvestigate the cause of James Ridgeway's death, which was inconclusive in 1979. In another case, reconstructive techniques helped identify the fragmented remains of a San Diego woman named Joy Risker, whose body was buried in an Arizona desert.

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