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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.