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criminalist

[krim-uh-nl-ist] /ˈkrɪm ə nl ɪst/
noun
1.
an expert in criminalistics.
2.
a person who studies or practices criminology; criminologist.
3.
an expert in criminal law.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; criminal + -ist
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Examples for criminalist
  • The expert opinion of the criminalist concerning driving impairment is often vital for prosecution.
  • Experience as a laboratory or latent criminalist shall not be considered qualifying.
  • The criminalist who prepared the laboratory report weighing the marijuana testified at this hearing.
  • The plaintiffs say a police criminalist already had picked them up.

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