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The Role Of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations in Nigeria

Globally, science is expanding at an ever-increasing rate and improving on all frontiers. With virtually every field of study tapping into scientific developments for great gains, the legal industry is certainly not left behind. Today, in the pursuit of justice, the judicial system across various jurisdictions harnesses development in forensic science to gather evidence to prove the guilt or otherwise of an accused person.

Forensic science is a multidisciplinary subject used for probing crime scenes and gathering evidence to be used in the prosecution of offenders in a Court of law. Forensic evidence refers to evidence obtained by scientific methods such as but not limited to ballistics, blood tests, and DNA tests. As a scientific discipline, it is largely concerned with proving criminal offences. It begins at the crime scene and ends in the courtroom.


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