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TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE EDUCATION NEWS
Dr. Susan Zucker, Director of Technology and Distance Education

Additions to the www.ncstl.org/education website during the third quarter of 2008 include:
  • FDIAI (Florida Division of the International Association for Identification) newsletters from 1986 - 2002 which are located in Special Collections in the Education & Training section;

  • Two Guest Lectures being added to the Education & Training section:
    • Dr. Frances Rock's lecture “Forensic Linguistic Examination of Evidence” held at Stetson University College of Law on September 16 co-sponsored by the NCSTL, Legal Research and Writing, and International Programs

    • Panel presentation “Emerging Issues: Returning Veterans, PTSD and Other Injuries, and Their Impact on the Criminal Justice System” to be held on October 31 in the Eleazer Courtroom on the Stetson University College of Law campus. Featured speakers are: Honorable Robert T. Russell, Presiding Judge Veterans Court, Buffalo, New York; Christopher M. Weaver, PhD, National Center for PTSD Veterans Administration; Donna Jacobs, Veterans Advocate California Statewide Veterans Collaborative and Founder, Not This Time Vets; Lt. Colonel David Rabb,U.S. Army Western Regional Medical Command VA Military Liaison; Michael P. Allen, Professor of Law Stetson University College of Law; moderated by Professor Rebecca Morgan, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law & Director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law.

      This presentation will address commonly experienced physical and psychological injuries of returning veterans returning to civilian life from combat deployments; the resources available through the Veterans Administration and community programs; judicial response to the ever-growing defendant population of veterans; and military resources which help reserve and active duty personnel and dependents identify and respond to stresses when returning to civilian life.
Video footage was taken during the 4-hour Forensic Ethics Workshop held at the 18th Triennial Conference of the IAFS (International Association of Forensic Scientists) in New Orleans, LA, July 21 - 26, 2008. This footage will be uploaded to www.ncstl.org/education.

YouTube elements were featured on the NCSTL site because NCSTL's Director of Outreach, Ms. Anjali Swienton, was interviewed by Nancy Grace 6 times on the Caylee Anthony case in Florida. NCSTL’s Staff webpage under About was updated to reflect several changes in personnel and NCSTL is working on a new media project for which webcasts, vodcasts, podcasts, blog links and training materials concerning science, technology and law topics will be added to the www.ncstl.org website.