Definition of criminalist in US English:

criminalist

noun

  • See criminalistics

    • ‘However, he was also the chief criminalist for Connecticut for more than 20 years.’
    • ‘Before going Hollywood, she spent 15 years as a criminalist with the LA County's Sheriff's Department.’
    • ‘He is a forensic biologist and criminalist.’
    • ‘His anguish and focus make him a determined criminalist / policeman.’
    • ‘Catherine suffers in a few episodes where her competence as a criminalist comes into question, and she is forced to deal with the consequences of a major blunder.’