Definition of criminalistics in US English:


plural noun

  • treated as singular Scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime; forensics.

    • ‘Further criminalistics evidence proved that Macy was not the last person to drive the suburban in which the powder was found.’
    • ‘This natural law is the foundation of criminalistics and is the motivation behind the acquisition and analysis of trace evidence.’
    • ‘He's another member of the team of criminalistics, he's highly competitive, he's a talented jazz musician, and has had a gambling problem.’
    • ‘I think there's a big difference between criminalistics and elementary school teachers.’
    • ‘CSI has as much to do with criminalistics as Baywatch has to do with being a lifeguard.’’