If studying to become a forensic science technician, each class has its own set of textbooks and other reading assignments. But how does the average student keep up with the latest cases and tech advancements without paying costly subscription fees? A quick search of Google can bring you loads of forensic science results, but who has the time to sift through and find the expert ones?

Now, you don’t have to. We have taken the liberty of gathering the top 25 forensic science journals and publications. Many of these have loads of free options and can connect you to the latest developments in forensics, as well as specialty areas and even science in general.

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The emergence of DNA testing and the ability to use the science of the body’s cells to solve crimes has made significant changes in the criminal justice field. However, in the past decades, DNA evidence wasn’t available. As a result, hundreds of people were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. As forensic science has advanced, more is being learned about how to solve crimes. Additionally, new DNA testing techniques have led to the exoneration of wrongly convicted felons.

You don’t have to be pulling down a salary as a forensic technician to know the power of DNA evidence. With this evidence in hand, many people are challenging convictions that might not have been right. Convicted felons are getting a second chance, armed with the practically incontrovertible evidence of their innocence. Here are 25 wrongly convicted felons exonerated by DNA evidence:

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If looking for an education as a forensic science technician, there can be many questions. Issues such as program rankings and average salary are all asked by the average student and can often be answered with a simple Google search. But what about the forensic scientists who came before you?

As part of our Forensics Hall of Fame, we have collected 10 forensic scientists who have made history and are organized by earliest to most recent. They include pioneers in the field and even a few who are still practicing and making contributions today. So set aside the Wikipedia entries and have a look at the inspiration for many true life, and even a few fictional, crime solvers, legal experts, and medical scientists. (more…)

Rated television shows aside, the world of forensics used to be an exclusive domain where only the most educated and well trained individuals were allowed onto the other side of forensic investigations and related areas. However, the advance of the digital age itself has not only made the area of forensics more accessible to anyone with a search engine, it has even created a new area of forensics in itself.

If your interest in forensics cannot be satisfied with a simple Wikipedia entry, then check out these top 40 forensics forums. They can help you learn more from an expert, keep up with the latest news, and even meet others interested in the same topics (more…)