- Collect evidence from crime scenes, storing it in conditions that preserve its integrity.
- Use chemicals or other substances to examine latent fingerprint evidence and compare developed prints to those of known persons in databases.
- Take photographs of evidence.
- Collect impressions of dust from surfaces to obtain and identify fingerprints.
- Interpret laboratory findings or test results to identify and classify substances, materials, or other evidence collected at crime scenes.
- Reconstruct crime scenes to determine relationships among pieces of evidence.
- Examine physical evidence, such as hair, fiber, wood, or soil residues to obtain information about its source and composition.
- Compare objects, such as tools, with impression marks to determine whether a specific object is responsible for a specific mark.
- Examine and analyze blood stain patterns at crime scenes.
- Prepare solutions, reagents, or sample formulations needed for laboratory work.
- Confer with ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, documents, electronics, medical, chemical, or metallurgical experts concerning evidence and its interpretation.
- Analyze compounds to determine their identity chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, using chromatography, spectroscopy, or spectrophotometry techniques.
- Submit reports on my identification of controlled substances to a court of law