Types of Forensic Science Fields of Study

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Accounting

forensic accounting involves finances; auditing, embezzlement, fraud and taxes.

Anthropology

studying the behavior of humans, both past and present.

Archeology

the study of human remains (bones).

Botany

the study of plants.

Computational forensics

the study of computer files, engineering, Internet and software.

Chemistry

the study of chemicals and chemical reactions.

Dactyloscopis

the study of fingerprints.

Digital Forensics

the study of digital photos and video analysis.

DNA analysis

the study of DNA fingerprinting.

Engineering

the study of structure forms, building, design and materials.

Entomology

the study of insects.

Geology

the study of soil and land formation.

Limnology

the study of water, fresh (land) and ocean.

Linguistics

the study of languages and dialects.

Odontology

the study of teeth and dentistry.

Meteorology

the study of weather conditions.

Pathology

the study of animal and human tissues

Psychology

the study of the human mind, if a suspect if competent to stand trial and jury selection.

Serology

the study of bodily fluids; blood, urine, feces, vomit and saliva.

Toxicology

the study of toxic substances.

Trace Evidence

fibers, glass, fingerprints, shoe and tire tracks, etc.

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