criminalistics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction crim·i·nal·is·tics \ˌkri-mə-nə-ˈli-stiks, ˌkrim-nə-ˈli-\

Definition of criminalistics

  1. :  application of scientific techniques in collecting and analyzing physical evidence in criminal cases

Origin and Etymology of criminalistics

1criminal + 1-ist + -ics


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criminalistics

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noun plural but singular in construction crim·i·nal·is·tics \ˌkri-mə-nə-ˈlis-tiks\

Legal Definition of criminalistics

  1. :  application of scientific techniques in collecting and analyzing physical evidence in criminal cases

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