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criminalist

[krim-uh-nl-ist]
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noun
  1. an expert in criminalistics.
  2. a person who studies or practices criminology; criminologist.
  3. an expert in criminal law.

Origin of criminalist

First recorded in 1625–35; criminal + -ist
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Examples from the Web for criminalist

Historical Examples

  • The first is that of Austin, which is essentially the theory of a criminalist.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • But taken even literally, this is not all the psychology required by the criminalist.

  • For this reason the criminalist must consider the question of secrets carefully.

  • For the criminalist can not be too cautious when he has an old maid to examine.

  • There is an enormous literature which every criminalist should study.