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Forensic Science Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Summarization of our lessons in the first year of studying forensic science. Basic cheat sheet of important terms and definitions.

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Lesson 1: Introd­uction to Forensic Science

Forensic Science
It is the applic­ation of scientific methods and processes in law and justice.
A Latin word meaning "­public discussion or debate­"; it is where the word "­for­ens­ic" is based from

Early Contri­butors to Forensic Science

Mathieu Orfila (1814)
Father of Toxicology

Lesson 2: Specia­liz­ations in Forensic Science

Forensic Pathology
It provides inform­ation through the examin­ation of a corpse, partic­ularly the time and cause of the death.
Forensic Toxicology
The study of drugs and poisons in the body