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Forensics is the examination, through physical evidence, of a criminal event or incident. Learn about the various types of forensic disciplines and how they are used to bring the guilty to justice.


Interactive Gallery: Crime Scene Clean Up

 Interactive Gallery: Crime Scene Clean Up

What's involved in crime scene cleanup? Learn about the various hazards of crime scene clean up in this interactive gallery from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Cremation Works

 How Cremation Works

Cremation is one option for deceased bodies after death. See how cremation works and learn about cremation laws, history and culture. See more »

How DNA Profiling Works

How DNA Profiling Works

How DNA profiling works involves creating a DNA profile. Learn how DNA profiling works and how a DNA profile works. See more »

How Impression Evidence Works

 How Impression Evidence Works

Impression evidence is an important and sometimes overlooked aspect of the criminal investigation process. Find out about impression evidence here. See more »

What do bugs have to do with forensic science?

 What do bugs have to do with forensic science?

What do bugs have to do with forensic science? Read this article to discover the answer to the question, what do bugs have to do with forensic science? See more »

How Body Farms Work

 How Body Farms Work

A body farm isn't a field where bodies are grown -- it's a research site for criminal investigations. Read about the body farm and how its research is used. See more »

How Locard's Exchange Principle Works

 How Locard's Exchange Principle Works

Are you interested in finding out how Locard's exchange principle works? Read this article to find out how Locard's exchange principle works. See more »

How Forensic Accounting Works

 How Forensic Accounting Works

Forensic accounting involves investigating crimes within the field of finance. Learn why forensic accounting is important to government and big business. See more »

How Forensic Dentistry Works

 How Forensic Dentistry Works

Forensic dentistry, also known as forensic odontology, is a way of identifying people by their teeth. Forensic dentistry encompasses bite-mark analysis. See more »

How Crime Scene Photography Works

 How Crime Scene Photography Works

Crime scene photography is used to record evidence of a crime. Learn what crime scene photography is used for and why it needs to be admissable in court. See more »