An Evaluation of Criminalists' Attitudes Toward the Journal of Forensic Sciences

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 10


    Shapiro, JZ
    Associate professor, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Angelos, SA
    Forensic chemist, Drug Enforcement Administration, North Central Laboratory, Chicago, IL

    (Received 17 February 1984; accepted 23 May 1984)

    Abstract

    The Ad Hoc Publication Committee of the Criminalistics Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences was charged with determining the need for a journal devoted to criminalistics. Based on a survey of Criminalistics Section members, the committee reported its findings and recommendations at the 1983 section meeting. This paper presents the results of that survey as well as the committee's recommendations concerning a new journal. Statistical results are reported on attitudes towards the quality of The Journal of Forensic Sciences, the utility of regional journals, and the need for a new journal. Differences within the sample are then analyzed, controlling for professional affiliations and the rate of attendance and presentation at AAFS annual meetings.


    Paper ID: JFS10992J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10992J

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