Education & Training

The following agenda is tentative and subject to change.



Forensic Science Training for Capital Litigators


Sponsored by
Bureau of Justice Assistance and
the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law, and
the Center for American and International Law

AGENDA

July 8-9, 2010
Plano, Texas



Thursday, July 8, 2010

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Anjali R. Swienton
Director of Outreach
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Forensic DNA

Anjali R. Swienton
Director of Outreach
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Forensic Pathology

Jamie Downs
Coastal Regional Medical Examiner
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Savannah, GA

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Working Luncheon
Selecting and Evaluating Experts

Susan Zucker
Director of Technology
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Firearms Examination

Ron Singer
Tarrant County Medical Examiner
Fort Worth, TX

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Forensic Odontology

Barry Lipton
Forensic Odontologist
Largo, FL

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Legal Perspective and Use of Experts in Mitigation

Cristine Funk
Assistant State Public Defender
Trial Team
St. Paul, MN

Friday, July 9, 2010

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Forensic Toxicology

Bruce Goldberger
Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Crime Scene Overview: Collection, Packaging, Blood Stain, and Reconstruction

Timothy M. Palmbach
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Forensic Science
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Trace Evidence

Max Houck
Director, Forensic Initiative
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Working Luncheon
Forensic Science Research

Diana Botluk
Director of Research
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Digital and Multimedia Sciences/Digital Trail

Charles Giglia
Vice President
Digital Intelligence, Inc.
New Berlin, WI

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pattern Evidence: Fingerprints, Shoe Prints, Bitemarks, and Fracture Matches

Timothy M. Palmbach
Assistant Professor and Chair
Department of Forensic Science
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT

Anjali R. Swienton
Director of Outreach
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL