Webinar: Building Forensic Capacity Post-Conflict

A webinar, presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, will introduce research conducted in Uganda at the nexus of forensic science and transitional justice. The presentation highlights a large-scale forensic investigation and human identification capacity-building workshop for Ugandan stakeholders.

Speakers for this Thursday, March 28, 2019 event will include multiple anthropologists who have taken a look at Uganda's National Transitional Justice Policy, which aims to foster reconciliation between former warring parties and restoring trust between its citizens and the government.

The researchers state in the webinar description: "Our experience working in other post-conflict contexts tells us that multi-disciplinary approaches to forensic investigations and human identification processes is essential. Unfortunately, Uganda has limited capacity to conduct the large-scale forensic investigations that would be needed in a transitional justice-type truth finding process. The scale of their regular domestic case load can be overwhelming for them. Certain fields, such as forensic archaeology and anthropology are non-existent, and most laboratories do not have the equipment or funding to process evidence."

You can learn more about the webinar and register to attend here.

< Prev

Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.