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Title: Forensic Sciences Certification Program - Final Report
Author(s): K S Field; R Albro
Corporate Author: Forensic Sciences Foundation
United States of America
Project Director: K S Field
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 374
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Sciences Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76NI-99-0101; 77NI-99-0070
Contract Number: 79NI-AX-0032
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: This document describes the findings and recommendations of the Forensic Sciences Foundation on the establishment of certification programs for the forensic sciences profession.
Abstract: To meet the increasing demand for forensic sciences services by all elements of the civil and criminal justice system, while ensuring the continued competence of forensic science professionals, certification research planning committees were established in six forensic science disciplines -- toxicology, odontology, physical anthropology, psychiatry, questioned document examination, and criminalistics. These committees were organized to accomplish three primary goals: study the ramification of establishing certification programs for the forensic sciences profession, structure the mechanism and create implementation plans for each of the six disciplines included in the project, and field test the resultant plans. During the 4 years of the research program, five of the disciplines, all but criminalistics, achieved operational status as certifying bodies. Individually structured certification programs were developed and implemented. A certification program is pending for criminalistics. Relevant committee reports, study results, bulletins, and other material are appended. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Certificate programs; Criminalistics; Dental analysis; Document analysis; Forensic psychiatry; Higher education; Poisons and poison analysis; Police education; Research programs
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