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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.

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How Autopsies Work

The job of a coroner usually provokes fear, apprehension, or extreme anxiety in people. But handling the deceased is a necessary task. Cut through the mystery of this often misunderstood process and learn the details of the preparation, procedure, and tools needed to perform an autopsy.


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 »

Morgues, Forensics and Autopsies Quiz

 Morgues, Forensics and Autopsies Quiz

How much do you know about morgues, forensics and autopsies? Test your knowledge of morgues, forensics and autopsies in this quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Celebrity Deaths and Autopsies Quiz

 Celebrity Deaths and Autopsies Quiz

Celebrity deaths and autopsies are usually big in the news. So how much do you know about famous deaths? Take the celebrity deaths quiz and see. 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 »