Today, through television, most Americans have been exposed
to the application of forensic science to the justice system.
Programs such as Law and Order, CSI, Crossing Jordan, Cold Case
Files, Forensic Files, and American Justice feature police activities,
forensic laboratory technology, and courtroom procedures.
These programs have made the public aware of the important
role that forensic science plays in the criminal justice system,
and enrollment in criminal justice and forensic science courses
in college and high school has increased markedly within the
last 10 years....