Volume 44, Issue 1 (January 1999)

    What Educational Background Do Crime Laboratory Directors Require from Applicants?

    (Received 11 March 1998; accepted 8 June 1998)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A summary of the results from a recent survey where crime lab directors listed their educational requirements from applicants for the positions of drug chemist, trace/impression evidence examiner, serologist/DNA analyst, and firearms/document examiner/fingerprint examiner is presented and discussed. Crime lab directors generally expect applicants to have “hard” science degrees with a preference for the B.S. in chemistry, followed by biology and forensic science degrees with significant chemistry components. Over 90% of the directors responding do not require an internship.


    Author Information:

    Furton, KG
    Associate Professor/Director, International Forensic Research Institute, and Graduate Student, Florida International University, Miami, FL

    Cole, MD
    Senior Lecturer, Forensic Science Unit, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

    Hsu, Y-L
    Associate Professor/Director, International Forensic Research Institute, and Graduate Student, Florida International University, Miami, FL


    Stock #: JFS14424J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14424J

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    Title What Educational Background Do Crime Laboratory Directors Require from Applicants?
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