1: Forensic Science – How to Build Your Expert Witness Curriculum Vitae (C/V)

Curriculum VitaeMy name is Ed Primeau and I am an audio video forensic expert. I develop or process audio and video evidence to better hear and see the events as they occurred in the audio or video recording. I also authenticate audio and video evidence to learn if the evidence presented is real and can be used in court. I also conduct modern voice identification.

In this first episode of ‘Blindspot’, I want to cover an overview of the qualifications of a forensic expert. If you are thinking of a career as a forensic expert, you better begin with a solid foundation in your area of expertise. This is on the job experience, activity both behind a desk and in the field. Your forensic career will grow as your work experience grows. To document this experience, as forensic experts we create what is referred to as a curriculum vitae which is a Latin word meaning ‘the course of life’ in other words, things that have happened in your life. A C/V is a document that lists your education, work experience, articles published and reviewed by your peers as well as continuing education and associates you belong to. Eventually your C/V will also list the legal cases you have word on and successfully completed.

So where do you begin with creating your C/V?

As a forensic expert, your C/V is the most important and most used document you will ever have as a forensic expert. This is the document that will allow everyone who reads it an understanding of your education and experience as well as life accomplishments as a forensic expert. The reader will know your experience and how it relates to the work you are doing or have already completed. Your C/V is also very important when qualifying you testify in court. Your C/V is also an integrity foundation. Forensic experts must have integrity.

In this weeks podcast, listen in with Audio & Video Forensic Expert Ed Primeau as he talks about the importance of a C/V and it’s role in your professional career as a forensic expert.

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