What educational background do crime laboratory directors require from applicants? Article

Furton, KG, Hsu, YL, Cole, MD. (1999). What educational background do crime laboratory directors require from applicants? . 44(1), 128-132. 10.1520/jfs14424j

cited authors

  • Furton, KG; Hsu, YL; Cole, MD

fiu authors

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.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 128

end page

  • 132

volume

  • 44

issue

  • 1