Forensics for lawyers: Advancements in Criminal Investigations.
Hollywood has made us armchair experts on forensic investigative techniques used at crime scenes, but do you know how the Boy in the Box and the Golden State Killer cases were solved after so many years? Do you know how law enforcement identified the many insurrectors who invaded the capitol building on January 6?
It’s entertainment. And a critical element of forensic investigations.
Lady Justice wears a blindfold, but you should not. This program offers an eye-opening introduction to new forensic techniques, from phenotyping and familial DNA to license plate readers and facial recognition technology.
Increase your science literacy.
Temple University Adjunct Professor of Law Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. returns to the dais with Ryan Gallagher, Manager of the DNA Unit for the Philadelphia Crime Lab, to introduce you to crime-solving techniques used in the 21st Century, including:
Out with the old, in with the new
- New technologies for crime solving involving DNA.
- How computers are changing criminal investigations.
- The virtual autopsy
Big Brother is watching
- Case study: Facial and tattoo recognition technology
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.
Recorded in August 2023.