Forensic Graduates Require Hard Science, Soft Skills

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Forensic Graduates Require Hard Science, Soft Skills

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The forensic field is attracting new graduates from forensic science education programs every year and the number of individuals necessary to meet anticipated demand in the industry is expected to grow at a faster rate than other professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many students attempting to enter the field lack the balanced academic background that crime laboratories increasingly demand.

This viewpoint was underscored at a forensic education roundtable discussion attended by an international panel of forensic laboratory leaders and hosted by SmithGroupJJR. During that conversation, consensus was reached that job seekers must have a far more diverse yet balanced education, and that there are both benefits and challenges to expanded partnerships between education providers and forensic facilities.

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