Published Online: 1 January 1977
Page Count: 1
Research toxicologist, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.,
Guideline for In-Service Training of Forensic Scientists is a most welcome and valuable asset to the forensic scientist and the forensic science community. This manual is a guideline for detailed training programs in the areas of drug identification, firearms and toolmark examination, document examination, forensic serology, trace evidence examination, and forensic toxicology. Using a “teaching guide” format, the manual gives a thorough guideline for a training program for each of the mentioned areas. Included in each area guideline are program curriculum, minimal prerequisite evaluations, and numerous references and case studies. The manual will provide nonscientific administrators with basic ideas of a forensic science training program, and by its evaluations, curricula, and requirements, it will provide the forensic science community with a standard of professionalism and qualifications for an expert witness in the courtroom.
Paper ID: JFS10401J