Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Life as a Forensic Biologist


by team UAB KPF

These forensic biologists in Kentucky describe what they encounter as forensic biologist working in a state lab.

"The job consists of long hours and late nights," explained Christian. "We sometimes have to travel long distances to testify in court."

The scientists are faced with a large backlog of cases.

"The supervisor receives evidence. He or she will then assign cases," replied Christian. "An average analyst will have 50-60 cases they are working on."


This career is definitely where my interest lies! I am excited about becoming a part of a team that will help solve crimes, catch perpetrators, and identify unknown victims. Hard work and commitment are essential to doing the job well. I know that all of my classmates will be prepared for this!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's pretty interesting that after all six labs got onto the one online database there were several cold cases linked just from the integration of the evidence from all of the labs. It makes you think how many other connections could be made between cold cases if more labs were to combine their evidence into one database.

rlh

Anonymous said...

It seems that violent crimes are becoming more and more common. I'm glad to see that police and labs are coming together with other areas for a common cause--to catch the "bad guys." This banding together can only create a stronger justice system. Technology is becoming more advanced which I hope will help lead to better crime fighting. I have the upmost respect for the lab people who put so much time into helping solving cases even though they don't recieve much recognition.
-mb

Forensic Bloggers said...

good comments.

these days, all new DNA labs (govt) are linked into the same database, which really helps to link cases. Being "lab people" is a good profession. Doing a good job really benefits society.

-dr. l

Natalie said...

I want to become a forensic biologist and I think what they do is great!

Anonymous said...

Being a forensic biologist requires more than I originally thought, but through the long hours pay off greatly. I never really knew that forensic biologists travel to testify in courts too. It seems like an interesting job and since technology is such a big thing nowadays, the career becomes so much more important. I have a keen interest in this field and only hope to find out more about it!

Anonymous said...

Being a forensic biologist requires more than I originally thought, but the long hours pay off greatly. I never really knew that forensic biologists travel to testify in courts too. It seems like an interesting job and since technology is such a big thing nowadays, the career becomes so much more important. I have a keen interest in this field and only hope to find out more about it!

- Sue

Rachel K. said...

what are the average pay for a beginner fresh out of university with a bachelor's degree in australia?

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