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  • Who We Are

    The Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS) is a non-profit professional organization incorporated to maintain professional standards, and to promote the study and enhance the stature of forensic science. Membership in the society is open internationally to professionals with an active interest in the forensic sciences. It is organized into sections representing diverse areas of forensic examination: Anthropology, Medical, Odontology, Biology, Chemistry, Documents, Engineering, Firearms and Toxicology.

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  • Our New Website Features

    • New and improved Student Zone
    • Enhanced Member Services
    • Updated brand and information
    • More information on careers in forensic science
    • Direct link to the CSFS Journal!

Disciplines

The following sections are represented by the CSFS. Click each area for more information.

Anthropology

Anthropology

© 2013 Kimberly Nugent. All Rights Reserved. One way that Biological Anthropology (the study of biology of humans) is applied, is in the field of Forensic Anthropology. The forensic anthropologist is first trained in the analysis of human skeletal ...
Biology

Biology

Forensic Biology mainly focuses on the identification and individualization of body fluids. Identification refers to the steps involved in the analysis of unknown stains or fluids in order to determine what the material is. The most common body...
Chemistry

Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry is a broad discipline which performs identification and comparison of nearly any imaginable material on the basis of its physical and chemical characteristics, to establish its importance and its possible origin. Since the entire...
Documents

Documents

The need to answer questions about documents has existed since the earliest days of civilisation! Documents include not only those of the familiar paper form but may include other items and materials that can bear information. This includes the information...
Engineering

Engineering

  L'ingénierie judiciaire au sein de la Société est représentée par les spécialisations suivantes: mécanique civil électrique des matériaux chimique Chaque année, des avancées technologiques et des changements de process...
Firearms

Firearms

The firearms and tool mark section of the Society is relatively small, with only 9 examiners as members. The examiners study firearms and tool mark related evidence and conduct serial number restoration, distance determination studies, etc. Over ...
General

General

© 2014 Kimberly Nugent. All Rights Reserved. Membership in the General Section is quite diverse and open to those individuals who have a professional or active interest in forensic science, but whose discipline is not represented by one of the other ...
Medical

Medical

Forensic pathologists are medical doctors with additional pathology training and so are experts in disease and injury that result in sudden death. Their role is to investigate the death itself so, in a way, they are the voice of the deceased. Forensic...
Odontology

Odontology

Odontologists (forensic dentists) are highly experienced, specially trained dentists who help to identify unknown remains and bite marks to a specific individual. Bones and teeth are the most durable parts of the human anatomy and in many cases may...
Toxicology

Toxicology

Forensic toxicology deals with the study of the adverse effects of drugs and chemicals on biological systems, and the interpretation of those results for legal purposes. Forensic toxicologists perform scientifically validated tests to determine...
  • The CSFS Journal!

    The Journal is a prestigious quarterly publication showcasing articles from top Canadian and International forensic experts. It is available on-line to all CSFS members through our publisher, Taylor & Francis Group.

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  • Visit Our Student Zone

    Join the CSFS as a student member. It’s a great way to meet new people, share ideas and get involved, all for $40 per year. It will also add value to your studies in forensic science or closely related disciplines.

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  • President’s Message

    Meet Monica Sloan, our new 2016-17 CSFS President. A forensic biologist in the field of DNA at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Society.

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