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This CLE is an opportunity to upgrade your forensic toolbox. Learn from expert witnesses how to better utilize their findings.
Experts and their Expertise
Utilizing DNA Evidence in Capital Cases
Katherine Cross - DNA Technical Leader at Guardian Forensic Sciences
Topics in this lecture will include the history of Forensic DNA, types of DNA technology, CODIS, laboratory documentation, “new evidence” v. ineffective assistance of counsel from the lab perspective, and how an expert can assist in review of DNA cases. Special emphasis will be on capital cases and actual review scenarios will be presented.
Maximizing the Potential of Video Evidence
Laurence R. Penn, CVFT - Senior Forensic Animation/Video Specialist at DJS Associates, Inc. This session will cover how reverse projection photogrammetry is used in conjunction with surveillance video analysis and LiDAR scan data to plot evidence in a 3D environment, as well as showcase animations produced in relation to murder cases, including bullet trajectory animations produced in conjunction with ballistics experts.
Cell Phone Data for Civil, Criminal, and Capital Cases
Timothy R. Primrose - Mobile Forensic Analyst at DJS Associates, Inc.
This session will focus GPS tracking/cell tower data analysis, as well as using cell phone carrier records and online activity data to assist in establishing/corroborating timelines and physical locations of the accused.
Forensic Neuropsychology - Building a Better Case
Dr. Jonathan Mack - Forensic Psychology & Neuropsychology Services, P.C.
Explore how the intersection of psychology and the law can create a powerful synergy to build stronger cases. This session will help you gain insights into presenting neuropsychological findings in a clear and compelling manner and understand the importance of expert testimony in winning cases. It will also dive into actual cases where neuropsychology played a pivotal role and analyze the impact of neuropsychological evidence on case outcomes.
The credits offered by this course count toward the CLE requirement of Criminal Procedure Rule 801, for appointment as defense counsel in a capital case.
Recorded in December 2023.