Crime and Science Radio: A New Lab, A New Approach to Forensic Science: An Interview with Dr. Max M. Houck, Director of the Washington D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences

02 May

Max Houck


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 6 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 DC Department of Forensic Sciences (




Fundamentals of Forensic Science:

Science of Crime Scenes:

Succeeding as an Expert Witness:


Washington, DC Department of Forensic Sciences

Photo gallery for Dept of Forensic Sciences

Washington, DC Official Website

American Academy of Forensic Science

Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) List of Accredited Universities

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (National Academy of Sciences study, free download)

How Does Forensic Science Affect Your Life?

National Forensic Science Technology Center

FBI Forensic Science Laboratory

Forensic Magazine

PBS Frontline: Waco: The Inside Story

National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Crime Library: DB Cooper



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