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The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Ultimately, these words endeavor to protect two fundamental liberty interests - the right to privacy and freedom from arbitrary invasions. forensic scientist or look it up, and you will most often hear or see the definition as "science applied to matters of the law." That is indeed a broad definition of forensic science, and it is not very informative. The word forensic is a Latin word meaning "of the forum," or the Roman Senate, which is associated with debating. We now take this to mean "associated with the law or legal proceedings." Many people today call forensic science "forensics." This is incorrect, as forensic science encompasses much more than the law. In the broadest sense, forensic science is indeed science and technology applied to matters of the law. The science could be a physical science, like physics or chemistry, or a biological science like biochemistry, or a biomedical science like pathology. As for technology, it could be a branch of engineering, such as mechanical or electrical. Or it could be computer and information technologies applied to a forensic problem.
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