criminalistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
crim·​i·​nal·​is·​tics | \ ˌkri-mə-nə-ˈli-stiks How to pronounce criminalistics (audio) , ˌkrim-nə-ˈli- \

Definition of criminalistics

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

Examples of criminalistics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hatten is still employed by the Las Vegas police department, assigned to the criminalistics bureau, which includes crime scene investigations, the Review-Journal reported. Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of criminalistics

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for criminalistics

criminal entry 1 + -ist entry 1 + -ics

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The first known use of criminalistics was in 1910

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“Criminalistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminalistics. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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criminalistics

noun plural but singular in construction
crim·​i·​nal·​is·​tics | \ ˌkri-mə-nə-ˈlis-tiks How to pronounce criminalistics (audio) \

Legal Definition of criminalistics

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

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