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Forensic Sciences

Forensic science is the application of sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and engineering to matters of law. In criminal cases, forensic scientists are often involved in the search for and examination of physical traces which might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.