Segments in this Video

Forensic Expert: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:27)


Jared Vititoe analyzes evidence, tests for controlled substances, prepares reports, and testifies in court. Lab safety is an important part of forensics.

Forensic Expert: Career Beginnings (00:54)

Vititoe graduated with a bachelor's of science with a major in forensic chemistry and minors in biological science and criminal justice. He also received a master's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Expert: Keys for Success (00:32)

It is important for a forensic analyst to be impartial, have good character, and a love for science. You must also be motivates, good at multitasking, and adaptable.

Forensic Expert: Education and Certification Requirements (00:59)

Most forensics employers require a degree in a natural science. Continuing education is required. Testifying in court requires public speaking skills.

Forensic Expert: Workplace Atmosphere (01:40)

Lab hours are regular, but testifying in court requires travel. Testimony is important, but not a time consuming part of the job.

Forensic Expert: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:45)

Vititoe encourages young people to develop a love of science and to understand that their actions have consequences. The field is competitive so it is important to have many skills. Internships and job shadowing can help a person enter the field.

Forensic Expert: A Day on the Job (01:39)

A typical day starts with samples and preliminary tests followed by instrumental and data analysis before a report is created.

Forensic Expert: Industry Goals and Services (00:47)

The main goal is to provide accurate, impartial, and timely scientific analysis for the criminal justice system.

Forensic Expert: Industry Challenges (00:57)

Rapidly evolving chemical compounds require extensive time and resources in order to be analyzed. Law makers consider forensic expertise when drafting legislation.

Forensic Expert: Looking at the Future (01:31)

The field of forensics is constantly evolving. Technology will change the way evidence is analyzed in the future.

For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126
(press option 3) or

Forensic Expert—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

DVD (Chaptered) Price: $49.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $74.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $49.95



What is it like to be a forensic expert? In this Career Q&A video interview, Jared J. Vititoe talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in forensic science and analysis. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 13 minutes

Item#: BVL155383

ISBN: 978-1-64347-831-9

Copyright date: ©2018

Closed Captioned

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Not available to Home Video customers.