Even criminalistic laymen can carry out some forensic investigations. For example, traces of blood can be detected with the help of dyes from highlighters or bath s alts.
Crime series, in which forensic investigations make up a significant part of the plot, enjoy great popularity and have therefore been broadcast in endless loops on private television for years. Well-known examples are "CSI: On the trail of the perpetrators", "Bones - the bone hunter" or "Dexter" (CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigation and refers to the US and Canadian forensics).
Forensics is understood to mean the entirety of scientific procedures used to solve criminal offenses (around 5.44 million in 2019 in Germany alone, of which 57.5 percent were cleared up). Its sub-areas are correspondingly diverse, which, however, cannot always be clearly distinguished from one another. They come from psychology and psychiatry as well as from biology, chemistry, pharmacy and ballistics. Forensic medicine also plays a central role, and the examination and evaluation of data carriers or network content is also becoming increasingly important …