410 Forensic Lab
The 4-10 Forensic Lab: 2-Day Workshops and Book Tour
Learn how all 4 levels of responsibility within your laboratory (management, senior professionals, developing professionals, and entry-level employees) can achieve near-perfect performance by collaboratively adhering to 10 critical priorities.
For over a decade, John Collins has been a pioneering advocate for methods and professional practices that allow forensic science laboratories to take full control of their futures.
Now, with the release of his first book, HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory, John takes his message on the road with a powerful two-day workshop that redefines what it means to be a top-tier crime laboratory, in full control of itself, its reputation, and its future.
During the workshop, John will share the personal and professional lessons he learned while writing his book, while inspiring, motivating, and challenging forensic laboratory personnel to achieve perfection through discipline, persistence, and organizational focus.
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Forensic laboratory administrators can request a workshop to be held at their location by completing the form below. There is no obligation for doing so. We will contact you usually within 48 hours and provide you a quote.
Below is a listing of the book chapters. We will will provide purchase information once the book is officially published in early 2018.
Chapter 1: Forensic Science and the Promise of HR
Chapter 2: The Story of Forensic Science
Chapter 3: Crime Scenes and Evidence Categories
Chapter 4: Evidence Triage and Intake
Chapter 5: Case Management and Customer Service
Chapter 6: Special Case Circumstances and Considerations
Chapter 7: Occupational Outlook
Chapter 8: Professional Standards and Governance
Chapter 9: Reporting of Conclusions and the Art of Consulting
Chapter 10: Core Competencies and Education
Chapter 11: Job Descriptions and Requirements
Chapter 12: Recruitment, Evaluation, and Selection
Chapter 13: Employee Onboarding and Training
Chapter 14: Organizational Structuring and Work Units
Chapter 15: Overtime, Flexibility, and Alternative Staffing
Chapter 16: Health and Safety
Chapter 17: Physical and Sensory Challenges
Chapter 18: Mental and Emotional Health
Chapter 19: Job Compensation and Classification
Chapter 20: Unions and Collective Bargaining
Chapter 21: Performance Review and Appraisal
Chapter 22: Progressive Discipline
Chapter 23: Malpractice and Misconduct
Chapter 24: Outside Employment (Moonlighting)
Chapter 25: Ethics, Integrity, and Independence
Chapter 26: Accreditation
Chapter 27: Developing Future Leaders
Chapter 28: Strategic Positioning
About the Book
Forensic science laboratories make our criminal justice system more fair and reliable. With over 400 accredited “crime” laboratories in the United States alone, these important but complex organizations staff a workforce of nearly 15,000 employees who use science to support the investigation and adjudication of crimes. Yet their mythical portrayal in the news and entertainment media disguise a fundamental fact – that forensic science laboratories require a special and carefully delivered brand of HR support. Too often, however, they do not receive it, which means they must do it themselves. This book comes to their rescue.
HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory is an unprecedented resource that exposes and dismantles many common barriers that prevent forensic science laboratories from leveraging contemporary HR methods.
Written by John Collins, an internationally renowned expert on forensic laboratory management and a certified HR professional, this book will also help non-forensic administrators and HR managers better understand how forensic science laboratories work and how their employees can be empowered more effectively.