Forensic Aspects of
Alcohol and Drug Intoxication, DNA Analysis
Chief Forensic Scientist
New Jersey State Police
forensic scientist and author.
From 1970 to 1991, Dr. Richard Saferstein headed the
crime laboratory of the New Jersey State Police which is
one of the largest forensic laboratories in the United States.
Each year, this laboratory conducts over 35,000 case analyses
using a staff of 85 professional scientists.
Dr. Saferstein has served as an expert witness over 2000
times in nearly 150 federal and state courts involving a
variety of forensic issues. His areas of expertise encompass
breath and blood testing for alcohol, pharmacological effects
of alcohol and drugs, detection and identification of drugs
in biological fluids, arson-related analysis, and the forensic
examination of blood, semen, hair, paint, fiber and glass
evidence. Expertise includes review and evaluation of forensic
Dr. Saferstein is a prolific writer who has authored numerous
papers and has had five books published by Prentice-Hall.
His most notable is the standard forensic science text available
in the field, Criminalistics:
to Forensic Science currently in its ninth
edition. Dr. Saferstein is also the editor of the leading
professional reference books in forensic science- Forensic
Science Handbook Vol. I, Forensic
Science Handbook Vol. II and Forensic
Science Handbook Vol. III. Dr. Saferstein has also
authored the book, Forensic
Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab. His
name is found in the active membership roles of numerous
professional organizations which reflect his broad range
of professional interests. Dr. Saferstein is a Fellow of
the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Dr. Saferstein is the recipient of the American Academy
of Forensic Sciences 2006 Paul L. Kirk Award for distinguished
service and contributions to the field of Criminalistics.
He is a member of American Chemical Society, the American
Academy of Forensic Science, the International Association
for Identification, the Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists,
the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Mid-Atlantic
Association of Forensic Scientists, and the Society of Forensic
Experience Offers You:
Credible expert testimony
Thorough pre-trial preparation
Exemplary courtroom demeanor
Effective communication skills
Impressive professional credentials
For more information contact:
Richard Saferstein, Ph.D.
20 Forrest Court
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: (856) 234-7134
Cell: (609) 706-5381
FAX: (856) 778-4841