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Investigating forensics

Investigating forensics

Other Forensic Disciplines Overview

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The skeletal analysis is complete.

Now you must send the rest of evidence from the scene to the appropriate laboratories for analysis. Samples for DNA and isotope analyses may be taken from bones or parts of bones that are not needed for other purposes. Teeth and smaller bones, like the kneecap (patella), are good sources of DNA, while teeth, bone or hair may be used for isotopic studies depending on what information the analyst is looking for.

Insect evidence naturally gets sent to the forensic entomologist, while any plant material must go to the forensic botanist.