Education & Training

Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics: Train the Trainer Live Seminar

Capital Litigation Initiative

Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon
December 10-11, 2018

The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and Law (NCSTL) at Stetson University College of Law welcomes you to Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics: Train the Trainer, a two-day live seminar in Portland, Oregon.

This two-day seminar is designed to teach seasoned prosecutors and defense attorneys how to conduct their own trainings on proper forensic evidence use in capital litigation. Following the seminar, you will be able to teach attorney teams at your office about forensic evidence principles and challenges that most frequently arise in criminal cases.

Topics will include:

  • Program Purpose and Mission
  • Ethics, Bias and Other Challenges
  • Evidentiary requirements for admissibility of scientific evidence: Daubert, Frye, Kumho Tire
  • Locating, selecting, and evaluating expert witnesses
  • Forensic science resources: caselaw, literature, and web-based information
  • Training tips and techniques for engaging your audience
  • Applied learning: demonstrating instructor skillset

Seminar Materials

Materials for the seminar will be posted when available:

Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-CP-BX-K006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.