These resources can help students and the public understand the work of FSSA and our staff.
High tech crime fighting
Watch Inside look at high tech crime fighting (video) by 7 News Adelaide, which shows the work at FSSA.
Mathematics helps solve crime
Watch the ANZFSS SA Branch presentation My Teacher said I'd need Maths One Day (video) by Principal Forensic Scientist, Dr Duncan Taylor on how mathematics advances forensic science in the field today.
Watch Future Forensics: Crime Scene to Court Room (video) at Open State 2017, a panel discussion facilitated by Natasha Mitchell, Australian science journalist and presenter of ABC RN’s Science Friction podcast.
Articles and websites
FSSA expert assists students
Read about Ted Silenieks helping students with Bloodstain Pattern Analysis at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
The coronial process in SA
View information about the Coronial process in the publication When a person dies: The Coronial Process, Information for family and friends (PDF 4.5MB).
Forensic scientists must be independent and open to having their opinions and evidence challenged.
- laboratory activities
- writing reports
- giving evidence in court
We also present to, teach and supervise research students and validate new laboratory methods.
An appropriate degree in science or equivalent is a prerequisite. Higher degrees such as honours, masters or a doctorate can also help you gain employment.
You can also work as a forensic officer if you have a diploma in a relevant technical discipline.
Visit your local universities' career and study discipline pages to find out more.
Read about the awards and research received and conducted by FSSA staff.