Crime Laboratory Essentials Webinar

Take a tour inside a state-operated crime lab with Professor Carol Henderson, Director of Stetson’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law (NCSTL); Ann Talbot, the director of the Metro Nashville, Police Department Crime Laboratory; and Christine Funk, a criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of practice experience.

Crime Laboratory Essentials is a webinar provided by the Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training series funded by the US Department of Justice. This seminar follows all the steps of forensic analysis for the five core disciplines of Forensic Science: latent fingerprint analysis, firearms, forensic biology (DNA analysis), drug identification, and toxicology. The free archived version of the webinar is available via the link above.

Using evidence from a mock crime to show the lab procedures and machinery used, this webinar takes you step by step through how each of these five sorts of evidence is tested. The panelists also provide additional information about each of the techniques by responding to questions from the audience. If you have a question about how a lab operates, from chain of custody, to testing, to post-trial evidence storage, this webinar has answers.

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One response to “Crime Laboratory Essentials Webinar

  1. bdunti@aol.com

    Sarah, I just completed the crime lab presentation. At the end, the moderator indicated that, to obtain CLE credit, one must fill out an online survey. I want to accrue the CLE credits but do not know where to go to find the survey.

    Once again, you have done a splendid job of presenting essential information in a manner that accommodates each schedule.

    Many thanks. Brenda Unti

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