Watch Live: Impression, Pattern, and Trace Evidence Symposium - Aug. 25-26, 2015

You can now register to watch portions of the Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium online. Join us August 25-26 to learn about the latest developments and challenges to analyzing impression, pattern and trace evidence.

Plenary sessions include:

  • Keynote Address on Conducting a Retroactive Review of Hair Microscopy Cases.
  • Statistics Panels on Using Likelihood Ratios for Evidence Quantification.
  • Case Study: How Forensic Impression Evidence Helped Secure Conviction of Christopher Vaughn with Michael Fitzgerald, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.
  • Panel on the Future of Forensics.
  • Keynote Address on Prosecutorial Misconduct to be given by Anthony Graves, Death Row Exoneree 138.

View the online agenda or register for the livestream.

 

 

Source: Office of Justice Programs

 
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