Transcript video Day in the Life: Forensic Technician
Transcript:Day in the Life: Forensic
Hi my name is Mike Brown, forensic technician in South Florida
and I am here to talk about my daily routine for About.com.
Forensic Technician Equipment
When I'm in the lab I spent much of my day examining a lot of
evidence. A lot of this evidence consists of physical evidence,
chemical evidence, and DNA evidence. Much of my job involves
that I use highly scientific equipment such as microscopes,
computer software and even 3D modeling to recreate bodies.
Forensic Technician and Research
When I'm out of the office I'm often times at court, much of what
I do a court involves me writing detailed reports that are
submitted to the judge and the prosecution and much of that
evidence is used as an expert witness and can dictate the outcome
of a lot of cases.
When I'm not in court I'm often times in the field, when I'm in the
field that requires a lot of attention to detail, I often times have to
collect evidence right away because the more the evidence stays
out the less accurate our results can be. Some of the evidence we
get at the field would be hairs, DNA and sometimes hazardous
materials, so we always use safety and proper precaution when
collecting stuff that's going to be later examined in the lab.
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