Webinar: Trace Evidence for Legal Professionals

A free, 1.5-hour webinar will be held May 29, 2013 will focus on trace evidence. This event is part of a series of forensic-science webinars for legal professionals hosted by the West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative.

 This webinar will provide an overview of the various forms of trace evidence most commonly encountered in forensic casework, such as hair and fibers, gunshot residue, glass, paint and fire debris. The various methods of search and collection as well as the different methods of laboratory examinations will be briefly described to show the extreme variability of clue materials that can be produced during an incident under investigation. More importantly, aspects of trace evidence interpretation will be discussed from the perspectives of case pre-assessment, comparative examinations, and crime scene reconstructions.

 
The course is instructed by Dr. Patrick Buzzini, a clinical assistant professor with the Forensic & Investigative Science Program at West Virginia University.
 
Register to attend this webinar May 29, 2013, 10:30am - 12 pm ET.
 
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