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In episode two of the forensic advancement season, Just Science interviews Dr. Cecelia Crouse, formerly the Crime Laboratory Director of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, about the 2009 National Academy of Sciences’ report. The conversation also dives into Dr. Crouse’s experience, leadership, and differences between science in academic and forensic laboratories.

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

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Dr. Crouse is currently the Crime Laboratory Director of the ASCLD-LAB ISO-17025 accredited Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory.  She has been with the PBSO laboratory for 21 years including sixteen years as the Manager of the Forensic Biology Unit.  She received a B.S. from Michigan State University and Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and conducted a Post-doctoral Virology Fellowship in the Department of Ophthalmology of the UM Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  Prior to graduate school, Dr. Crouse was a Plant Genetics Research Associate with Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Crouse has authored or co-authored over forty scientific manuscripts and invited book chapters.   Research and forensic validation studies have been presented at over sixty meetings both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Crouse has been a past or present member of the following: Accreditation and Certification Interagency Working Group (IWG) under the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee (NSTC) on Forensic Science, Florida Association of Crime Laboratory Directors, United States American Prosecutors Research Institute DNA Faculty Member; Attorney General Janet Reno’s Laboratory Funding Group for the National Commission for the Future of DNA Evidence.  Attorney General John Ashcroft’s Attorney General’s Initiative on DNA Laboratory Analysis Backlog. the FBI Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis, National Institute of Justice DNA Technical Working Group; The National Institute Justice Advisory Board for DNA Expert Systems,  Journal of Forensic Science Editorial Board,  Department of Defense Quality Assurance Oversight Committee for the US Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, International Commission on Missing Persons Expert Panel Review Quality Assurance Quality Control as well as local and state committees and several law enforcement advisory boards.

 

 

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Just the Soul of the Profession

The Forensic Advancement season of Just Science will focus on many areas that challenge forensic leadership within the community. A majority of these interviews were recorded at the 2018 ASCLD Annual Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. In episode one of the forensic advancement season, Just Science interviews John Collins, an instructor and consultant from Critical Victories, and Jay Henry, the laboratory director of the Utah Department of Public Safety.  Listen along as our guests discuss how crime labs can create environments that are more appealing to the younger generation of professionals and the challenges directors are facing with retention. Stay tuned to find out about the delicate balance of casework completion and retention strategies.  

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

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John Collins is an HR consultant, coach, writer, and speaker specializing in the development of forensic science employees and organizations. He is the author of the first-ever text book on HR Management in Forensic Science Laboratories, published by Elsevier.

 

 

 

 

Jay Henry is the Director for the Utah Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory System with responsibilities that include operations, training, curriculum development, and legislative advocacy. He leads Utah’s only “full-service” forensic provider, which comprises three laboratories with 50 employees and serves 140+ law enforcement agencies with a population base of approximately 2.8 million people. Mr. Henry is certified by the American Board of Criminalistics and holds memberships in the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS), American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. He has served in various capacities within these organizations, including President of the NWAFS.

 

 

 

 

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