criminalist

noun
crim·​i·​nal·​ist | \ ˈkri-mə-nə-list How to pronounce criminalist (audio) \

Definition of criminalist

: a specialist in criminalistics

Examples of criminalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Merritt letter joins a previous letter issued in February that raised concerns over the work of criminalist Connie Milton, who retired from the lab in March. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2021 Afterward, Dmitry Gorin, one of Grossman’s lawyers, called Orange County lab criminalist Kelly Brown to testify. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 Lambert’s stunned reaction caught the criminalist off-guard. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 That was John Simms, a criminalist respected by his peers for his thoroughness. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 Bullied as a child, anxious and depressed for much of his adult life, the 61-year-old retired police criminalist had suffered consequences at work and at home for failing to stand up for himself. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 Questions that might never have been answered if not for a forward-thinking criminalist. CBS News, 16 Oct. 2021 Additionally, Steve Walker, communications director for the DA, said the office’s case management system doesn’t include data on which criminalist worked on a case. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2021 Steve Walker, communications director for the DA, also said the office’s case management system doesn’t include data on which criminalist worked on a case. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of criminalist

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for criminalist

criminal entry 1 + -ist entry 1

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29 Jun 2022

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“Criminalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminalist. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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criminalist

noun
crim·​i·​nal·​ist | \ ˈkri-mə-nə-list How to pronounce criminalist (audio) \

Legal Definition of criminalist

: one who practices criminalistics as a profession

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