Most crimes leave behind traces of 'silent evidence'. Yes, traces of materials known as physical evidence, found at the scene of crime act as potent clues that become the most eloquent witnesses. Thanks to thetremendous strides made in technology, today's scientists have a wealth of technological gadgets and tools that can help us turn these clues into powerful witnesses. Today's forensic scientists use the most sophisticated technological equipment to unravel the mysteries from even subatomic articles or micro cells like DNA.
Anything to everything that is conspicuously absent or present in/on/near the victim/suspect/crime scene, surrounding area, neighbourhood, etc., and even dust, pollen, bloodstain, bullet, glass, paint, hair and ash serve as 'silent speakers' of truth. These very materials can become valuable pieces of evidence in the hands of forensic scientists who seek truth and nothing but truth.
Forensic Science is the science that deals with analysis of physical evidence collected from all possible sources criminal and victim are associated with.
Forensic Scientists are the scientific experts engaged in extensive scientific investigation who perform crucial tasks with their technical expertise, experience and skills using the best scientific techniques to tie the loose ends in order to link the crime with the criminal.
Like picking up bits and pieces of flesh from the crime scene to check DNA compatibility, matching skulls with faces, deciphering invisible traces of writings from age old documents - the list is endless.
As true seekers of truth, these technical sleuths have certainly come a long way from the so-called 'magnifying glass combing operations' of Sherlock Holmes to the modern day's most powerful Scanning Electron Microscope which can magnify even the tiniest object of the size .0000001 cms up to 2,00,000 times.