Forensics is the study and use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts in criminal and civil courts of law. It is also a study of debate and argumentation.
The rule of the law in forensics is based upon the belief that the legal system process results in justice. If you take on the role of a forensic scientist, you are expected to have very strong skills in accuracy, book keeping, chain of custody documentation, and quality control. A Forensics Scientist works very close with sources of the law to transport expert opinions as well as documentation on a crime case.
A Scientist is sometimes expected to relay information pertaining to a crime to prove its existence, as well as gather information and relay it to investigators, CIA, DEA, attorneys and Judges.
In most cases, a four-year degree in physics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, medical technology, or genetics, is required in order to obtain an entry-level job in forensic science.
Income in the forensic sciences varies greatly depending upon your education degree, your actual job, where you work, and how many hours you work. You get into this field not because of the pay, but for the satisfaction of contributing justice to the system.