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Title: Just Science Podcast: Episode 29: Special Release Season: Just Guidance Leadership
Author(s): Jeremy Triplett
Corporate Author: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
United States of America
Date Published: December 2017
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2016-MU-BX-K110
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Audio (iTunes)|Audio (Google Play Music)|HTML
Type: Instructional Material; Interview; Issue Overview; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Audio (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Just Science Podcast consists of an interview with Jeremy Triplett, the Laboratory Supervisor for the Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories, who discusses how leaders must not only have people skills, but must also have the ability to look beyond their own expertise when addressing challenges.
Abstract: The interview initially focuses on Triplett’s background in chemistry and interest in law, which led him into forensic science. His work in Kentucky is described, with a focus on drug analysis. Attention is given to reliable reporting on work results and the field analysis of drugs with portable Raman analysis. The importance of reliable early drug analysis is emphasized. The interview then addresses Triplett’s entrance into lab leadership and how it differs from his previous scientific lab work. Training of lab scientists to become lab managers is discussed, A basic management class administered by Triplett is described, with attention to the curriculum subjects, such as communication, employee evaluation, and human resource guidance. Onsite activities are included in the curriculum. Registration information is provided. The class is held once a year.
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Crime laboratory management; Drug analysis; Field drug analysis; Kentucky; Leadership; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources
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