criminalistics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1943 application of scientific techniques in collecting and analyzing physical evidence in criminal cases

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  • criminalistics — crim·i·nal·is·tics /ˌkri mə nə lis tiks/ n pl but sing in constr: application of scientific techniques in collecting and analyzing physical evidence in criminal cases Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • criminalistics — /krim euh nl is tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 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. [1945 50; CRIMINALIST… …   Universalium

  • criminalistics — noun Science based processing and study of evidence of crimes. See Also: criminalist …   Wiktionary

  • criminalistics — n. science that deals with detecting crimes and arresting criminals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • criminalistics — plural noun [treated as sing.] another term for forensics (see forensic) …   English new terms dictionary

  • criminalistics — crim·i·nal·is·tics …   English syllables

  • criminalistics — crim•i•nal•is•tics [[t]ˌkrɪm ə nlˈɪs tɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) soc the scientific evaluation of physical evidence in criminal cases • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • criminalistics — The science of crime detection, based upon the application of chemistry, physics, physiology, psychology, and other sciences. See also criminology …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminalistics — The science of crime detection, based upon the application of chemistry, physics, physiology, psychology, and other sciences. See also criminology …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminalistics — n.pl. esp. US forensic science …   Useful english dictionary

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