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forensic1 of 2
fo·ren·sic fə-ˈren(t)-sik -ˈren-zik
: belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate
a lawyer's forensic skills
: relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems
: an argumentative exercise
forensics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the art or study of argumentative discourse
forensics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems
especially : scientific analysis of physical evidence (as from a crime scene)
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AdjectiveThe rap itself is the next brain tickler, and any lyrical forensic analysis raises more questions than answers. —Raven Smith, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2023 City’s direct links to Abu Dhabi meant many major accounting firms — wary of jeopardizing rich contracts in the Gulf — were unwilling to take part in the forensic analysis of the club’s accounts, according to others involved. —Tariq Panja, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 The accusation was fueled by forensic analysis from the DNC’s cybersecurity consultants, from CrowdStrike, detailing the potential links between the leaks and the Russian government. —Andrew Cockburn, Harper’s Magazine , 10 Feb. 2023 And two forensic psychiatrists not involved with the case said in interviews that making plans does not exclude the possibility that a person is in thrall to psychotic delusions. —Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Feb. 2023 For psychiatrists, the national average is $249,760, and the figure for forensic psychiatrists, who receive extra training, was not available. —James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Dec. 2022 Carole Lieberman, a forensic psychiatrist, said the enormity could be a lot for authorities, especially when the public's questions aren't being answered. —Alexis Davies, USA TODAY, 5 Dec. 2022 To push that line of attack, Scolnick grilled forensic psychiatrist Alexander Bardey about Rapp’s emotional state. —Antonio Ferme, Variety, 19 Oct. 2022 Roy Lubit, a forensic psychiatrist who was hired to conduct an examination of Heslin and Lewis, testified to the court on Monday how terrified and worried for their personal safety the two parents are. —Oliver Darcy, CNN, 2 Aug. 2022
NounProvidence Alaska Medical Center is investigating the workplace environment of Alaska CARES, its statewide child abuse forensic clinic, after a wave of staff departures, including the entire medical staff. —Anchorage Daily News, 15 Nov. 2021 Her boyfriend’s brother, the kind woman from the forensic-anthropologists team who had made all the arrangements, and me and Bonnie. —Daniel Loedel, The Atlantic, 17 Jan. 2021 The new method could beef up the field of hair forensics, which has a checkered history. —Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, 21 Nov. 2019 Norcross also claimed he was deprived of a fair trial because of perjured testimony by a ballistics expert with more than 30 year of experience working with the Baltimore police crime lab and Maryland State Police forensics division. —Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2020 Navy officials speaking at a Pentagon press briefing Tuesday would not detail the forensics conducted after the case was reported, other than to say lessons are being learned and new best practices are being put into place. —Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 24 Mar. 2020 Students will gain a greater understanding of biology, forensics, and epidemiology, and artists intrigued by fractal geometry can find new shapes to inform their designs. —Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2020 Sloppy forensics, corrupt officers and haphazard investigations left few cases solved. —Paulina Villegas, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2019 DeSouza was arrested after authorities matched a fingerprint from the state police forensics lab with those obtained from Canadian police on file for Allan Mann. —David Owens, courant.com, 22 Aug. 2019 See More
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