2.4 Summary of Section 2
In this section you saw that forensic science uses various branches of knowledge such as science, medicine or technology to assist the courts in legal proceedings.
Forensic science is the collection and analysis of physical evidence generated by criminal activity or relating to a civil matter. The physical evidence may include drugs, firearms, tool marks, fingerprints, footwear, blood, glass, paint, bones, soil, accounting records and other material. All the analysis is conducted in a forensic laboratory, following strict evidence handling procedures laid down by professional bodies and regulators.