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 defense says the criminalist’s work can no longer be trusted and are asking a judge to ban him from testifying at a preliminary hearing, set to begin Tuesday. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2021 Susan Hassan, a criminalist supervisor with the Plano Police Department, testified as photos were displayed showing shell casings, blood and bullet holes all over the apartment McCall shared with Gamez. Dallas News, 19 Feb. 2020 The police union represents about 950 rank-and-file officers, sergeants, detectives and forensic criminalists. oregonlive, 8 Feb. 2020 Police criminalists later lifted Dorn’s fingerprint from a bottle found with the vehicle, the affidavit said. oregonlive, 15 Jan. 2020 The union represents about 850 rank-and-file officers, sergeants, detectives and forensic criminalists. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2019 The union represents about 950 rank-and-file officers, sergeants, detectives and forensic criminalists. oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2019 Portland police Detective Travis Law, Gresham criminalist DeAnna Gross and Gresham Detective Tim Snider investigated the case. oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2019 On the morning of June 10, a criminalist took fingerprints and palm prints for Downs and identified him that afternoon. oregonlive.com, 21 Aug. 2019

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Criminalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminalist. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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