The word forensic means pertaining to the Courts of Law; so forensic science is applied to legal matters. In this sense, its scope is very wide covering not only ordinary crimes and civil cases but also matters such as insurance claims, divorce suits and the sale of goods especially foods and drugs. To most people however, forensic science means the scientific investigation of crimes. Some branches of science have forensic applications.
Forensic medical science is concerned mainly with pathology, or the examination of the cause of death. Yet even with this limitation, the subject remains a formidable one. Forensic science is really helpful and essential to this field.