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Forensic Chemist
Expert laboratory analysis, court testimony and evidence gathered from crime scenes are key components in successful criminal investigations and trials. This is a hands-on career. Forensic Chemists operate in state-of-the-art laboratories as well as in the field. They provide support to the law enforcement community and scientific documentation about health risks as a result of substance abuse.
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Forensic drug chemistry is the primary discipline in the DEA laboratory. Each chemist is surrounded with the latest techological advancements. Cleaning up a seized clandestine drug lab is dangerous and complex. Chemists receive specialized training with priority on enforcement, personal, and public safety. Evidence received from domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies is analyzed and used as critical support during a trial. Expert testimony from a forensic chemist is essential to a conviction.