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Just Science Podcast: Just the Forensic Laboratory Workforce Part 1

NCJ Number
304992
Author(s)
Peter Stout; Ray Wickenheiser; Matthew Gamette
Date Published
June 2022
Annotation

This eighth episode of the “Strengthening the Forensic Workforce” season of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Just Science podcast series is an interview with Dr .Peter Stout, President of the Houston Forensic Science Center, Dr. Ray Wickenheiser, Director of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory, and Matthew Gamette, Director of the Idaho State Police Forensic Services Laboratory System, who discuss their perspectives on forensic science training and recommendations for students and faculty in FEPAC-accredited programs.

 

Abstract

In the eighth episode of our Strengthening the Forensic Workforce season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Peter Stout, President of the Houston Forensic Science Center, Dr. Ray Wickenheiser, Director of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory System, and Matthew Gamette, Director of the Idaho State Police Forensic Services Laboratory System, to discuss their perspectives on forensic science training and recommendations for students and faculty in FEPAC-accredited programs. FEPAC-accredited institutions are preparing students for future jobs in crime laboratories across the United States. Lab directors use these institutional standards to help guide them in their hiring processes. Listen to part one of this two-part episode as our guests discuss crime laboratory accreditation, hiring challenges, and the importance of multidisciplinary training.