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Horizon Campus now offer Forensic Sciences

Forensic science has become an integral part of many criminal cases and convictions, with objective facts through scientific knowledge serving both defense and prosecution arguments. It is especially important that the training and educating forensic scientists provide a solid and a broad base scientific background as the validity of their results depends on the knowledge, logical thinking, skills, and the experienphoto-02ce.
Forensic scientists apply scientific expertise to provide impartial evidence in criminal investigations.
A forensic scientist must be capable of integrating knowledge and skills in the examination, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and testimonial support of evidence. They work not only in laboratories, but at crime scenes and in courtrooms. Their highly detailed work encompasses elements of chemistry and biology applied in areas such as toxicology, DNA analysis and trace evidence supported by novel applications of Biotechnology. The testimony of forensic scientists has become a trusted component of many civil and criminal cases.
Forensic analysis of biological evidence using biotechnology methods is getting increasingly important in criminal investigations. DNA forensics including DNA fingerprinting, also defined as DNA profiling or DNA typing is now revolutionizing many aspects of criminal investigation. Analysis of DNA samples allows precise identifications to be made from very tiny bits of evidence collected at the crime scene.
Cells in the body, whether collected from a cheek cell, blood cell, skin cell or other tissue, shares the same DNA. This DNA is unique for each individual and allows for identification if two samples are compared. First, a DNA sample must be obtained. DNA can be isolated from cells in blood stains, in hairs found on a brush, skin scratched during a struggle and many other sources. Collecting the sample is very important so as not to contaminate the evidence. After a sample for a source of DNA is collected, DNA is extracted from the sample. The DNA is then purified and analyzed. The information of the fingerprint is compared with data bases for further confirmation.
Forensic scientists have a high demand worldwide in many areas as follows:
Forensic Scientists: These include forensic professionals working in law enforcement, government, or private forensic laboratories who are responsible for dealing with any number of specific tests and analyses, such as toxicology.
Forensic Pathologists: These include medical examiners and other professionals who oversee autopsies and clinical forensic examinations.
Associated Scientists: These include scientific professionals lending their knowledge to forensic science, such as forensic botanists, forensic anthropologists, etc. These scientists apply their knowledge to the forensic science field as to provide investigators with crucial information.
Interested parties in the said field can obtain further information by visiting www.horioncampus.edu.lk or by contact 0114 365 555 or visit Horizon Campus at Malabe.

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