Forensic Scientists and forensic technicians find job opportunities with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, crime labs, medical examiner/coroner's offices and hospitals
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What are some disadvantages of being a forensic scientist?
Significant Work Contributions.
Some people may wonder if their job makes a difference or if they're just wasting time while drawing a paycheck.
Challenging Working Conditions.
Forensic science is not for the faint at heart.
Plentiful Job Opportunities.
Potential Job Hazards.
Multiple disciplines of forensic science
The crime scene (CSI)
Soil and glass analysis
Tool marks and impressions
THE CSI EFFECT
The objective is to point out what is real-life crime scene investigation involves versus what the television displays.
Millions watch CSI and come away with a warped opinion about this very important real-life investigation. Even jurors are coming into court expecting what they’ve seen on television with people lives in the balance.
Outstanding Speaker and Teacher.
Student Services Coordinator
Morehouse School of Medicine
Problem Solver, Forward-Thinking, Moving, Dedicated to Inspiring Others and Helping Them Be Successful, a Good Friend.
Sharon Livingston, PhD
President and Founder
The Livingston Group for Qualitative Research
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Douglas Posey as the city of Houston My Brother's Keeper Houston Executive Director. During my tenure, Dr Posey has served on many committees to support the collective impact work that was/is centered on advancing opportunities and eliminating barriers for boys and young men of color (BYMOC). He believes, like me and 250 other jurisdictions across the country, that there is no other economic priority that can supersede the need to ensure our young people live and thrive in a world that they will one day lead. Dr Posey has a bright, incisive, quick mind; his keen business sense, his understanding of forensic science and community engagement practices, his project management expertise, his ability to think strategically and implement effectively, his ability to work quickly and effectively, all join with exemplary personal integrity to make him one of the top leaders I know. I am humbled to partner with Dr Posey as he continues to advance this cause with deliberate and unequivocal efforts that will impact the lives of thousands of BYMOC. Godspeed Dr Posey...I am glad to lock arms with you now and in the future!
*Dr Posey has a bright, incisive, quick mind; his keen business sense, his understanding of forensic science and community engagement practices, his project management expertise, his ability to think strategically and implement effectively, his ability to work quickly and effectively, all join with exemplary personal integrity to make him one of the top leaders
Former, city of Houston My Brother's Keeper
Houston Executive Director
Pathologists are a literal encyclopedia of disease processes. Clinicians look to a pathology report to tell the what? is going on; where? is it; why? is it there?; and those answers lead to what? can be done for it?
This is a “forward look” in a pathologist's work.
Pathologists also can go “back in time” and explain what happened? to an investigative team, whether, e.g., legal enforcement as a medical examiner or for an occupational safety point to prevent worker injury. Douglas Posey, Jr., with multiple board certifications in sub-speciality medicine, coupled with his knowledge in toxicology has excellently done this analysis for our law firm.
As trial lawyers, we understand that the courtroom is a classroom for the jury and also for the Court. Dr Posey did an exceptional job of explaining how the anatomical details of our client's injuries corroborated the witness statements. On a scientific level, he was able to explain, using a clear lay analogy, the interference in a blood chemistry enzymatic assay test because it was extremely "sensitive," but not "specific." His example: if you go salmon fishing, and throw out a net, you may certainly catch all kinds of fish ("sensitivity"), but you may or may not catch a salmon ("specificity"). Brilliant!
This facility to clarify complex science is the epitome of a wise professor -- that is who Douglas Posey, Jr. is.
Helen D. O'Connor, MPH, LLM