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criminalistics

[krim-uh-nl-is-tiks] /ˌkrɪm ə nlˈɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the scientific study and evaluation of physical evidence in the commission of crimes.
2.
the science dealing with the detection of crime and the apprehension of criminals.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; criminalist + -ics
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  • It had its origins in criminalistics to track people who stole money from the money box.
  • It is also called criminalistics or crime scene investigation.

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