Do Forensic Scientists carry guns? Forensic Scientists will occasionally carry a gun. Mostly when they are needed at the investigating grounds. They don’t usually end up at the crime scene but sometimes can.
What qualifications do you need to be a Forensic Scientist? You need to know how to work with DNA, drugs, firearms, latent prints, photography, questioned documents, toxicology, trace and much more. Forensic Scientists need patience and determination.
What is the dictionary definition for this occupation? Forensic means of belonging to or used in courts of law. Scientist means boffin, researcher, scientific expert, technologist.
What degrees do you need to be a Forensic Scientist? You will need a degree in chemistry, physics or biology. You can also get a bachelors degree, a degree in forensic science or medicine. You will need a masters or doctorate degree. Try to start by getting a college or university degree first.
What training do you need to become a Forensic Scientist? You will learn more about DNA, drugs, firearms, latent prints, photography, questioned documents, toxicology and trace. You will learn about courtroom testimony and in some cases crime scene investigations.