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Forensic Analyst


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This was a PowerPoint presentation I did for my Medical Biotechnology class for the career I was interested in.

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Forensic Analyst

  1. 1. Forensic Analyst/ Criminal Intelligence Bailey Shupe 9/4/09 Biotechnology PM Prepared for Mamasa Sumare, M.S.
  2. 2. Definition of Forensics: “scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes” (Wikipedia). Definition of Criminal: “Being against the law, forbidden by legislation; Guilty of breaking the law” (Wikipedia). Definition of Intelligence: “the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience” (Wikipedia). Definition of Criminal Intelligence: “Criminal intelligence is information gathered or collated, analyzed, recorded/reported and disseminated by law enforcement agencies concerning types of crime, identified criminals and known or suspected criminal groups” (Wikipedia). Job Description of a Forensic Analyst : “ Main duties are crime scene investigation, physiological fluid analysis, blood typing, DNA analysis, controlled substance analysis, blood alcohol analysis, spectroscopic analysis, HPLC, and GC analysis. Job positions without experience begin in the laboratory. As one advances in grade i.e. Senior Criminalist, Forensic Specialist 2 or 3 etc. duties may expand to testifying in court, directing the activities of other personnel etc.” (Job Descriptions).
  3. 3. Salary for Forensic Jobs: Forensic Print Analyst-- $45,000-$67,000/year Crime Scene Analyst I-- $16.75-$21.44/hour Crime Scene Analyst II-- $31.87-$36.49/hour Trace Analyst-- $2,000-$3,000/month Sr. Intelligence Analyst-- $120,000+/year Intelligence Analyst-- $86,927-$133,543/year Supervisory Int. Analyst-- $100,000+/year
  4. 4. Schools that Support Forensic Programs Crime Scene Investigation : Kaplan University Rasmussen University, FL Colorado Technical University University of California, Riverside Criminal Investigations : Everest College at Phoenix & Mesa Everest University Online Rasmussen University South University Jacksonville State University, AL Forensic Science : University of Alabama @ Birmingham Chandler-Gilbert Community College Florida International University Chaminade University, HA Madonna University, MI Rochester Institute of Technology Crime Scene Technology : Scottsdale Community College Phoenix College Keiser University, FL St. Petersburg College, FL Palm Beach Community College Crime Scene Management : Pima Community College Forensic Psychology : Kaplan University Argosy University Crime Analyst : Portland State University Online Iowa State University
  5. 5. Degree Programs Crime Scene Investigation Crime Analyst Forensic Science Crime Scene Technology Crime Scene Management Forensic Psychology Crime Scene Technician Crime Scene Evidence Criminal Justice Forensic Chemistry Forensic Studies
  6. 6. How to Take Fingerprints by Step 1 : Look for objects that can potentially carry fingerprints. Fingerprints leave better impressions on smooth objects. These items hold the best prints: glass, painted surfaces, metal, linoleum, varnished woods and paper. Step 2 : Grind some graphite power from a pencil. Using a knife, break the lead from a pencil into tiny pieces. Use a coin on a flat surface to grind the pieces into a fine powder. Step 3 : Sprinkle the powder onto your object. Lay the object on a flat table and gently coat the surface of the object with a fine layer of graphite powder. Step 4 : Reveal the fingerprint. Lightly dust the powder off the surface with a feather. The powder will stay attached to the oils from the suspect's skin, and a fingerprint should take shape. Be sure to dust very lightly, or you may dust away the fingerprint. Step 5 : Transfer the fingerprint. Holding a small strip of transparent tape at both ends, place the tape over the fingerprint. Press it down for a moment, then carefully pull the tape up from one end. The fingerprint will transfer onto the tape. Step 6 : Place the tape face down on an index card. Repeat the process for each finger you can find prints for on the object, and place them on the same card.
  7. 7. A 1957 Cold Case Solved by Forensics In California on July 21 st , 1957 there was a car containing four teenagers, two boys and two girls, between the ages of 15 and 17. A gunman came up to the side of the car and told them “All I want is your money, I won’t hurt you”(1957). The man drove the teenagers to a more secluded place down the road. He tied up the boys and girls and then raped one of the girls. He told the victims to undress and then took their money and watches and left them stranded in their car. The suspect ran a red light later on and officers by the names of Curtis and Phillips pulled him over. They were shot three times by the man, and the Officer Phillips shot him back three times.
  8. 8. Works Cited “ Average Salary of a Crime Scene Investigator.” 2006. . “ Criminal Intelligence Analyst.” Iowa Department of Administrative Services-Human Resources Enterprise . 5 September 2005. nceAnalyst-06019.htm “ Forensic Science. ” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia . 8 Sept. 2009. “ Job Descriptions.” “ Labor Market Information.” California Employment Development Department . DAS. 1999. “ Supervisory Intelligence Analyst.” Federal Bureau of Investigation . USAJOBS. 26 August 2009. “ How to Take Fingerprints.” 2000.