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Silent Witnesses: Why do females make up most of those investigating crime using science?

The sydney Morning herald

Silent Witnesses: Why do females make up most of those investigating crime using science?

Marina Kamenev

 

Some attribute it to the "CSI effect" – the portrayal of intelligent women sampling bodily fluids in stilettos – that attracts so many women to forensics. Others believe it's the work of writers like Patricia Cornwell and Cathy Reichs, while those in the industry shrug their shoulders and conclude that women are simply in the job because they like it. Regardless, the so-called fairer sex dominates the field of forensics.

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