Forensic science is a very wide and varied field of science. In most cases, forensic science is used to aid criminal investigations, mainly for the police. Many famous criminals have been caught and convicted with the aid of forensic science.
Laboratory based work is mostly carried out by Forensic Scientists with the aid of state of the art scientific instruments and techniques. Forensic science is broadly categorized into Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Biology and Other Forensic Stuff.