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Criminalists gather evidence on crime scenes and provide input for detectives. Common job duties seen on a Criminalist resume sample are analyzing evidence in laboratories, writing reports based on evidence, testifying against suspects, reporting to the station chief, and updating their knowledge of forensic science development. A well-written resume example for Criminalist mentions qualifications such as investigative nature, a meticulous approach to work, an excellent eye for details, deadline orientation, effective communication, integrity, and being available to work at odd hours. A Bachelor’s Degree in forensic science is needed for this role.

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Senior Criminalist/criminalist

Responsible for collecting evidence from Crime Scenes, analyzing physical evidence, reporting findings and testifying in court.

  • Documented, collected, preserved, and examined physical evidence.
  • Completed casework in Drugs, Biological Screening, Fluid Identification, and Ignitable Liquid Analysis.
  • Processed Crime Scenes and Clandestine Laboratories.
  • Performed technical and administrative review of analytical work for drugs.
  • Provided expert testimony and interpretation regarding scientific findings.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
Biology/health Science
Biology/health Science
2

Criminalist

Performed extensive investigations at crime scenes, studied and uncovered evidence, processed results of investigations and evidence items, compared and examined latent prints utilizing AFIS and IAFIS

  • Prepared detailed reports on findings and relevant evidence for each crime scene
  • Provided relevant support to police and courts substantiating charges
  • Received Crime Scene Analyst Certification from the International Association for Identification
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
C
Certified Public Manager
BS
Biology
3

Criminalist/dna Analyst

Performed DNA analysis and examined evidence for the presence of bodily fluids.

  • Served as expert witness in courts of law.
  • Arranged and participated in pre-trial conferences with attorneys.
  • Advised investigators and attorneys in evidence testing.
  • Assisted Crime Scene Unit officers at homicide scenes.
  • Received Houston Police Chief Commendation for Outstanding DNA Analysis.
  • Member of the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
JD
Energy Law & Resources
Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition
4

Criminalist

  • Examined and analyzed items of evidence submitted to the laboratory by law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska for the presence of biological evidence and perform forensic DNA analysis.
  • Reported results and offered expert court testimony upon request.
  • Assisted with the quality control and maintenance of instruments and reagents.
  • Provided training to law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals, and the general public regarding forensic science, evidence collection and preservation, and DNA analysis.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Biology And Anthropology
MA
Master of Arts
5

Criminalist

  • Designed and implemented an expedited organizational system for backlogged cases to cut down processing time
  • Documented and interpreted notes and conclusions, as well as developed experimental outlines
  • Analyzed forensic evidence with the use of chemical presumptive tests, color plates, HPLC/GCMS, and microscopy
  • Drew conclusions based on statistical evidence and translated into an evidence report
  • Quality assurance
Candidate Info
11
months in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Biological Sciences
6

Criminalist Intern

Performed basic equipment calibration.

  • Prepared data for archival.
  • Performed data analysis and interpreted the results.
  • Completed research project on drug testing with Infra-red and Ultra-violet Spectroscopy.
  • Completed multiple tasks related to evidence receiving and processing (Chain of Custody).
Candidate Info
5
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
C
Certificate
BS
Science-business (biology)
7

Criminalist II, Forensic Biology

Consulted and testified as an expert for the state and federal courts of New York City

  • Performed forensic DNA testing on evidence, such as sexual assault and violent crime evidence
  • Served as crime scene reconstruction team member
  • Served as member of the September 11, 2001 disaster team tasked with identifying the remails of the victims of the World Trade Center attacks (triage of samples, isolation of DNA or outsourcing of samples; and data analysis)
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Premedicine, Spanish
MS
Master of Science
JD
Business And Tax Law Journal
8

Criminalist II - Controlled Substance Analysis Section

  • Analyzed & identified evidence samples for presence of controlled substances
  • Interpreted complex data and prepared laboratory reports
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills in order to comply with deadlines
  • Answered calls pertaining to both current and past case requests
  • Complied with laboratory S.O.P.'s in place for ASCLD/LAB ISO Accreditations
  • Examined and released completed case files
  • Testified as expert witness in court
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Forensic Science
9

Criminalist, Trace Unit

Experience includes performing chemical, physical, microscopic and instrumental analyses on evidence submitted to Laboratory including gunshot residue, physical fit and lock (Tool marks) cases.

  • Trained several Criminalists in gunshot residue and physical fit analysis
  • Six years (three years part time and three ears full time) experience in processing and evaluation evidence for the Latent Prints
  • Trained over one hundred investigators in processing evidence for Latent Prints
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry, Physics And Mathematics
MS
Forensic Science, Certificate Fire Science, Certificate Arson Investigation
10

Criminalist

Responsible for examining and preserving evidence collected from crime scenes for friction ridge detail using defined analytical methods which may include the use of chemicals, fingerprint powders, alternative light sources, reflective ultra violet imaging systems, and computerized software

  • Responsible for maintaining established standards of operational procedures and laboratory safety in compliance with ASCLD certification
  • Captured and developed latent prints from different substrates using digital photography equipment and high-resolution scanners
  • Conducted complex friction ridge analysis utilizing ACE-V methodology of latent prints developed on evidence to known individual standards
  • Assisted in training entry level latent print examiners
  • Assisted in researching and developing new procedures within the latent print section
  • Prepared technical reports on the scientific analysis of evidence for inked prints and latent print comparisons
  • Testified in court as an expert witness
  • Assisted in training law enforcement agencies in the collection of latent print evidence at crime scenes, including the use of chemicals, fingerprint powders, and alternative light sources
  • Responded to crime scenes as requested
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Human Biology
Doctorate Of Chiropractic Medicine

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