ERIC Number: ED144423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Assessment of the Forensic Sciences Profession. A Survey of Educational Offerings in the Forensic Sciences. Volume I.
Field, Kenneth S.; And Others
This survey of the educational offerings in the Forensic Sciences was initiated to identify institutions and agencies offering educational courses and/or programs in the forensic sciences and to evaluate the availability of these programs. The information gathered by surveying members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences reveals that comprehensive, degree-oriented educational programs in the various disciplines of the forensic sciences are extremely rare; many of the courses offered are on an introductory or survey level; advanced degree programs in Forensic/Analytical Toxicology are few; and educational offerings in Physical Anthropology are sparse with education in Forensic Anthropology virtually nonexistent. The authors recommend that a study be made of the need for degree programs in the forensic sciences; forensic science recruitment and counseling should be initiated at the college level; and information regarding educational opportunities in the forensic sciences should be made available to law enforcement agencies, criminalistics laboratories, medical examiner/coroner offices, district attorney offices, bar associations, court systems, and professional societies concerned with the various disciplines of the forensic sciences. (JMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Forensic Sciences Foundation, Inc., Rockville, MD.