Forensic Advancement: Just a Paradigm Shift for Forensic Scientists

Forensic Advancement: Just a Paradigm Shift for Forensic Scientists

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Original Release Date: December 31, 2018

In episode eight of our Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Ron Smith. Mr. Smith is a 45-year veteran of latent print analysis and the current president of Ron Smith and Associates, a Mississippi-based company that provides training, consulting, and proficiency testing services to the forensics community. Over the last 30 years, Smith has witnessed a shift in the role of the forensic scientist in the criminal justice system. He believes that being an expert witness, exhibiting fairness, and staying current are now the most important parts of being a forensic scientist. Listen in as he discusses this shift in more detail and the direction the field of forensic sciences is headed in this installment of Just Science.

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

Ron Smith is President of “Ron Smith & Associates, Inc.”, a forensic services corporation headquartered in Collinsville, Mississippi. RS&A specializes in impression evidence examination, forensic training, ISO Mentoring services, competency testing and proficiency testing for both ten print, latent print, FW & TT examiners. He has over forty-five years of experience in latent print, crime scene and laboratory management practices and has lectured across the United States.

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