American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A specialist in the collection and examination of the physical evidence of crime.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An authority in criminal law; one versed in criminal law.
- n. US A person who specializes in the collection and examination of forensic evidence at a crime scene.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare One versed in criminal law.
“As always, Deaver's technical knowledge of the work of a criminalist is very good, if at times overstated.”
“Amy Brodeur (May 6), criminalist from the Boston Police Crime Laboratory and faculty member in the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University.”
“The criminalist was a retired captain of the NYPD.”
“LAWRENCE KOBILINSKY, CRIMINALIST: A criminalist is a person who uses scientific methods and technology to solve problems related to the law -- mainly, criminal law.”
“Rhyme decided he hated this man, who was acting as if the criminalist were the oddest kind of circus freak.”
“Not essentially psychological but of importance for the criminalist are the inferences we may draw from Herbert Spencer's assertion that people whose ancestors have worked with their hands possess heavy hands.”
“If we understand by the term cause the axiom that every change has an occasion, hence that every event is bound up with a number of conditions which when lacking in whole or in part would prevent the appearance of the event, while their presence would compel its appearance, then the whole business of the criminalist is the study of causes.”
“•Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1968: See: Truth in Lending Act. • Criminalism: A new word invented by the Editor of this service, meaning the perpetration and exploitation of organised criminal operations in the interests of political strategy and / or one or more secret agendas; noun, 'criminalist', an operative or other cadre who engages in criminalist activities and assumes that he is protected and can therefore continue such activities beyond and above the reach of the Rule of Law.”
“I work in the field of forensics, a criminalist, like in the series "CSI.”
“CSI-YA-LATER: It's the beginning of the end for Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) in the first of a violent two-part CSI case (10/9c) that shakes the long-time criminalist to the core and sets up the departure of the show's most prominent remaining original cast member in next week's episode.”
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