Alicia Wilcox earned her Bachelor’s degree with double honors in chemistry and statistics from the National University of Ireland. She holds Master of Science degrees in forensic science and criminal justice administration from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland and Husson University, respectively.
Alicia worked for the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform in Dublin, Ireland as a forensic scientist. She was responsible for researching and implementing procedures for analyzing anabolic steroids and the date rape drug GHB. Alicia was employed by the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory for almost a decade as a forensic scientist specializing in impression evidence. She has processed numerous crime scenes and has qualified as an expert witness in district, superior and federal courts in Maine. Alicia has been part of a team of scientists and detectives that have re-analyzed evidence in cold cases and have successfully brought unsolved homicides to trial.
Staying active in the forensic science community is important to Alicia. She holds four certifications from the International Association for Identification (IAI); Certified Senior Crime Scene Examiner, Certified Latent Print Examiner, Certified Footwear Examiner and Certified Forensic Photographer. In addition to Alicia’s responsibilities at Husson, she is a past president and current board member of the New England Division of the IAI. She is also a member of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS).
I am a certified law enforcement instructor through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. In this capacity I have had the opportunity to teach over fifty lectures and workshops around the State of Maine to police cadets through seasoned investigators. Through my teaching experience I have learned that practical application of theory facilitates classroom comprehension and retention. I am passionate about forensic science and strive to draw my students into this fascinating application of science to law. My students learn that as laws are updated and court requirements change the evidence will still speak its own truth. It is our responsibility to interpret this truth correctly.