HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128012376

HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory

1st Edition

A 21st Century Approach to Effective Crime Lab Leadership

Authors: John M. Collins
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128012376
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th January 2018
Page Count: 500
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Description

Very little coverage exists on market today bridging together HR management and the forensic science laboratory. This book introduces the profession of forensic science to the profession of human resource management, and vice versa. The content of this volume will include those principles of HR management that apply most readily, and most critically, to the practice of forensic science, such as: laboratory operations, staffing and assignments, laboratory relations and high impact leadership. This book will not attempt to duplicate content that can be found ubiquitously in HR literature. A companion website will host workshop PowerPoint slides, a Forensic HR newsletter and other important HR strategies to assist the reader.

Key Features

  • Includes principles of HR management that apply most readily to the practice of forensic science
  • Covers and emphasizes knowledge necessary to make HR management in the forensic science laboratory effective, such as: technical standards and practices, laboratory structures and work units, quality system management and developing future leaders
  • Online website hosting workshop PowerPoint slides, Forensic HR newsletter and other important HR strategies to assist readers

Readership

Forensic lab directors and supervisors overseeing operations, HR Managers and analysts of forensic operations in public/private sectors. In addition, instructors and students in forensic mgmt. courses and new forensic professionals

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION
1. Forensic Science and the Promise of HR
2. The Story of Forensic Science
3. Crime Scenes and Evidence Categories

PART II. LABORATORY OPERATIONS
4. Evidence Triage and Intake
5. Case Management and Customer Service
6. Special Case Circumstances and Considerations
7. Occupational Outlook
8. Professional Standards and Governance
9. Reporting of Conclusions and the Art of Consulting

PART III. JOB ANALYSIS AND STAFFING
10. Core Competencies and Education
11. Job Descriptions and Requirements
12. Recruitment, Evaluation, and Selection
13. Employee Onboarding and Training
14. Organizational Structuring and Work Units
15. Overtime, Flexibility, and Alternative Staffing

PART IV. ACCOMMODATIONS AND ENVIRONMENT
16. Health and Safety
17. Physical and Sensory Challenges
18. Mental and Emotional Health

PART V. LABOR RELATIONS 
19. Job Compensation and Classification
20. Unions and Collective Bargaining
21. Performance Review and Appraisal
22. Progressive Discipline
23. Malpractice and Misconduct
24. Outside Employment (Moonlighting)

PART VI. HIGH-STAKES LEADERSHIP
25. Ethics, Integrity, and Independence
26. Accreditation
27. Developing Future Leaders
28. Strategic Positioning

Details

No. of pages:
500
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128012376

About the Author

John M. Collins

John M. Collins

John Collins is among the most active and respected forensic science professionals in the United States. A prolific writer and speaker on contemporary forensic science practices, John has been a pioneering advocate for the improvement of leadership and HR practices in forensic science organizations. His educational workshops are among the most highly attended of any forensic science instructor in practice today, and his writings have had an unprecedented impact on modern forensic science policy in the United States and overseas. John is a member of the forensic science faculty at Michigan State University, and he also works as a high-stakes leadership consultant and executive coach at Critical Victories (www.criticalvictories.com), a company he founded to help people, teams, and organizations function more effectively in high-stakes, high-pressure environments. John has a master’s degree in Organizational Management and is formally recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional. In 2013, John was honored by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors with the prestigious Briggs White Award in recognition for his expertise and outstanding contributions in the field of forensic science administration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Science Instructor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA