Cool Jobs: Crime scene investigators

These researchers don’t miss a clue

By Sid Perkins, 17:29 PM December 5, 2012



This is one in a series on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation


TV shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Bones make forensics look exciting — and in many cases, using science and technology to investigate crime is exciting.


Some crime scenes come loaded with clues: fingerprints, bullet holes, blood spots and even a body or two. Others have almost none: Maybe just a small swatch of an escapee’s cl...

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