By InfoSec Resources
Forensic science is defined as “the application of science to the investigation and prosecution of crimes, or just the settlement of conflicts” (Casey 2004). It has also been described as “the use of science and technology to scrutinize and establish facts in a civil or criminal justice system” (Hankins & Jigang 2009). In recent years, forensic science has gained tremendous popularity because of mainstream media entertainment. Many television channels broadcast shows involving popular crime investigations and forensic science, resulting in a massive interest in the field of forensic science throughout the world. As forensic science assists in the detection and deterrence of crimes, it has paramount importance in civil and criminal justice systems.