Forensic Experts to Educate Public

A public outreach program from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), "Forensics: Solving Crimes the Experts' Way," will be held February 23 in cooperation with The Smithsonian Associates.

The all-day program in Washington, D.C. will help attendees understand how forensic professionals carry out their work in a variety of different areas. Speakers include Henry C. Lee, PhD; Linda Kenney Baden, JD; Peter Neufeld, JD; Barry C. Scheck, JD; Warren D. Tewes, DDS; Richard D. Walter, MA; James M. Adcock, PhD; and Robert C. Davis, MS.

To learn more, visit the Smithsonian Associates website.

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