Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert who has worked for the FBI Laboratory, at a medical examiner’s office, in the private sector, and in academia. His casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He served for six years as the Chair of the Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and serves on other committees, including for Interpol. Dr. Houck has published widely in books and journals. He is a founding Editor of the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management and has also co-authored a textbook with Dr. Jay Siegel, Fundamentals of Forensic Science. In 2012, he was in the top 1% of connected professionals on LinkedIn. Dr. Houck lives and works in Washington, DC as the Director of the Washington, DC Department of Forensic Sciences.In this episode, Jan Burke and Dr. DP Lyle talk to him about his work, about forensic science education, and his directorship of the new lab in Washington, D.C. — and the new approaches this lab represents.
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Atrium, Washington DC Consolidated Forensic Science Lab ©2013 by Jan BurkeBOOK LINKS:Fundamentals of Forensic Science, 2nd edition, by Max M Houck and Jay A SiegelThe Science of Crime Scenes, Max M Houck, Frank Crispino, Terry McAdamSucceeding as an Expert Witness, 4th edition, Harold A Feder and Max M HouckARTICLES AND MORE INFORMATION:Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) List of Accredited UniversitiesStrengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (National Academy of Sciences study, free download)