Trends in forensic science education: expansion and increased accountability

Almirall, Jose R.; Furton, Kenneth G.
August 2003
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Aug2003, Vol. 376 Issue 8, p1156
Academic Journal
The article discusses the overall trends in the field of forensic science education. The growing number of academic programs around the world has renewed interest in forensic science as a profession. The educational requirements preferred by laboratory managers for a new hire in a forensic laboratory include a strong foundation in the hard sciences, specifically chemistry and biochemistry. A recent survey of academic programs in forensic science revealed that 89 colleges and universities in the U.S. and 43 colleges and universities outside the U.S. claimed to offer a program of study in forensic science.


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