Just Lab Management

The first episode of Just Science, funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110], will feature guest speaker Barry 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. Listen and subscribe to learn more.

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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].

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Additional Material:

THE NEED FOR A RESEARCH CULTURE IN THE FORENSIC SCIENCES, Jennifer L. Mnookin, Simon A. Cole, Itiel E. Dror, Barry A. J. Fisher, Max M. Houck, Keith Inman, David H. Kaye, Jonathan J. Koehler, Glenn Langenburg, D. Michael Risinger, Norah Rudin, Jay Siegel, and David A. Stoney, 58 UCLA LAW REVIEW 725 (2011), (http://www.uclalawreview.org/the-need-for-a-research-culture-in-the-forensic-sciences-2/).

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, http://www.ascld.org/