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Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system.

This may be in relation to a crime or to a civil action.

The use of the term "forensics" in place of "forensic science" could be considered incorrect; the term "forensic" is effectively a synonym for "legal" or "related to courts."

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Forensics", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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