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Forensic Laboratory Personnel

A criminalist searches for, collects, and preserves physical evidence in the investigation of crimes; examines evidence by means of physical and chemical analyses; prepares reports of findings; and gives expert testimony in court.

On a SART, forensic laboratory personnel—

  • Educate the team about new discoveries, developments, or techniques that apply to the forensic field.
  • Educate the team about the quality of evidence received on cases.
  • Review evidence collection procedures and make recommendations for appropriate changes.
  • Educate the team about the scientific methods used to analyze evidence.
  • Act as liaison between the team and the scientific community.
  • Help implement initiatives aimed at teaching the community how to prevent sexual assault.