crim·i·nal·ist /'kri-mə-nə-list/ n: one who practices criminalistics as a profession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

n. One who collects and scientifically analyzes the physical evidence of crimes, through such techniques as ballistic testing and tissue analysis, to try to determine what happened when the crime was committed.
See also criminologist.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • criminalist — noun Date: 1951 a specialist in criminalistics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criminalist — /krim euh nl ist/, n. 1. an expert in criminalistics. 2. a person who studies or practices criminology; criminologist. 3. an expert in criminal law. [1625 35; CRIMINAL + IST] * * * …   Universalium

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