Just Lab Management

Just Lab Management

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Original Release Date: May 1, 2017

The first episode of Just Science will feature guest speaker Barry A.J. Fisher. It will dive into Barry's legacy, which goes back to the 1960s, and how he used leadership in the crime laboratory to overcome obstacles. The FTCOE will be releasing a Forensic Leadership Series in 2017, which Barry helped develop. Leadership is the anchor for how forensic scientists can improve the confidence of the public in casework, analysis, and the results that come out of the crime laboratory.

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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Guest Biography

Barry A. J. Fisher served for over 20 years as the Crime Laboratory Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He started in the lab as a criminalist in 1969, when it was known as the Scientific Services Bureau, becoming Chief Criminalist in 1979 and director in 1987. He is a Distinguished Fellow and past president of the American Academy of Forensic Science and has also led the International Association of Forensic Sciences, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors—Laboratory Accreditation Board. He retired in 2009 and continues to write and consult for companies and governments around the world [Park Dietz& Associates Website]. His Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Eighth Edition (Forensic and Police Science), now in its 8th Edition, has become a foundational text for students of forensic science [Buy on Amazon].

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast episode are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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