Addressing Shortfalls in Forensic Science EducationMay 2007
The NIJ In Short Fact Sheet Addressing Shortfalls in Forensic Science Education describes the benefits of an accredited forensic science education program. Many crime labs find that new graduates from forensic education programs are not properly trained. A committee led by the American Academy of Forensic Science has developed an evaluation and accreditation process to help universities improve their curriculum. An accredited curriculum gives employers—such as crime lab directors—standard criteria to assess whether an applicant is qualified.