I understand that as a Forensic Biologist you are looking at DNA and the small micro details to solve a crime, however, how often does this evidence actually lead to a great discovery that solves the case?
I want to be a Forensic Biologist. I know what the job implies, but I really want to know how often the evidence actually leads to solving the crime. #professor #forensicscientist #criminologist #dnaanalysist #forensic #forensic-chemistry #forensic-analysis #biology #law-enforcement #criminal-justice
I was surprised to learn during my education that DNA evidence is used in a small percentage of cases. Estimates vary but DNA evidence is used in approximately 5% of criminal cases. Though DNA is a very powerful tool, more often cases rely on other forms of evidence like striation marks on bullets, fingerprints, hairs and fibers, etc.