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Criminal suspects, lawyers, and judges hog media attention in big cases, but sometimes fame rubs off on foot soldiers, like forensic scientists. In cases where there's a lot of evidence—DNA, fingerprints, gunshot residue—forensic experts will testify in court, and are able to showcase their work. Finally, they can take some credit for all the hard work that often goes unnoticed.

So depending on the profile of the case, you may be able to squeeze out your 15 minutes of fame. "Defendant guilty of mass murder, thanks to the evidence analysis of Dr. Forensic Scientist!"