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Title: FORENSIC SCIENCES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - FINAL REPORT OCTOBER 3, 1977 - APRIL 2, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Forensic Sciences Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 124
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Sciences Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77NI-99-0070
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE STATUS OF THE FORENSIC SCIENCES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS ASSESSED IN TERMS OF TOXICOLOGY, ODONTOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY, ANTHROPOLOGY, DOCUMENT EXAMINATION, AND CRIMINALISTICS.
Abstract: CERTIFICATION IS A VOLUNTARY PROCEDURE BY WHICH A NONGOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION ATTESTS TO THE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS. THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE FORENSIC SCIENCES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS TO FACILITATE DELIBERATION, RESEARCH STRUCTURING, AND FIELD TESTING EFFORTS OF THE SIX FORENSIC SCIENCE DISCIPLINES BY PROVIDING THEM WITH RESEARCH SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT (MEANS TO CONDUCT WORKING RESEARCH AND PLANNING MEETINGS AND THE CAPABILITY TO PROMULGATE RESEARCH FINDINGS). THE BOARD OF EACH DISCIPLINE AIMS TO DEVISE A PRACTICAL AND EQUITABLE SYSTEM AVAILABLE TO THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING QUALIFIED FORENSIC SCIENTISTS. THE STATUS OF THE PROGRAM FROM OCTOBER 3, 1977, TO APRIL 2, 1979, IS REVIEWED. FIGURES ARE PROVIDED, AND FOUR CRIMINALISTICS QUESTIONNAIRES PERTINENT TO THE CERTIFICATION EFFORT ARE INCLUDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminalistics; Dental analysis; Document analysis; Forensic medicine; Forensic psychiatry; Poisons and poison analysis
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