Forensic scientists and professionals examine crime scenes and evidence. They assist in the apprehension of offenders, provide factual evidence on circumstances, investigate deliberate and accidental incidents while maintaining the highest of standards to ensure that the guilty are prosecuted.
The competition has been designed to reflect the role of crime scene investigators and managers and forensic scientists within laboratories who process evidence found at sites of interest to investigations.
The competitors are tested against a range of professional skills from the crime scene and the laboratory including (but not limited to) analytical techniques, quantitative and qualitative testing, search, recovery and specialist skills investigators must use.
Other skills tested include teamwork, time management, communication, ability to work alone and written work.