Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie  
December 2019



Vincent Mousseau

PhD student in Criminology
Université de Montréal


Award-winning publicationManagement of crime scene units by Quebec police senior managers: Insight on forensic knowledge and understanding of key stakeholders

Published in: Science & Justice

 

Abstract

Despite frequent references to forensic science in crime fiction, many in the law enforcement and legal fields (patrol officers, detectives, legal experts, etc.) are still unaware of the range of possibilities forensics provide. The research conducted by Vincent Mousseau broadens the scope of this finding and asserts that police executives in Québec also limit the usefulness of forensic science and underestimate its potential to ensure safety and detect recurring crime phenomena. It underscores the need for forensics training for police executives in Québec and advances concrete solutions to remedy the situation.