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2017 Symposium: Whiskey in the Courtroom
Death Scene Investigation and Crime Scene Reconstruction
Registration is now full for this program.
When: March 3, 2017
Location: Duke Law School
Approved for 6 hours of NC CLE credit
Registration & Posters
Introduction: Program Chairs Jamie Lau, Theresa Newman, and Sarah Rackley Olson
Blunt Force Trauma and Burning in Skeletal Remains: Chelsey Juarez, Ph.D.
Forensic Scientist and Assistant Professor, NCSU
Dr. Juarez’s presentation will improve attendees’ understanding of the indicators of skeletal injuries and how to interpret scientific reports concerning them.
Experts from the NC State Crime Lab, Accident Reconstruction Analysis, PLLC, the NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and DewProcess Graphics, Inc. will provide a brief introduction to their work and its application in the courtroom. (30 min CLE)
Using Insect Colonies to Determine Time of Death: Wes Watson, Ph.D.
Public Health and Veterinary Entomologist, NCSU
Dr. Watson will discuss how entomology may be used to determine a victim’s time of death and will deconstruct a sample report on the insects’ presence and stage.
During the lunch break, attendees may view the mock crime scene and meet with poster presenters.
Second-by-Second Construction of a Defense: David Rudolf, J.D.
Rudolf Widenhouse, Charlotte and Chapel Hill
Mr. Rudolf will discuss his defense of Kenan Gay, a law student charged with second degree murder following an altercation at a bar. The defense largely rested on what happened during a critical three-second period outside the bar, and this presentation will demonstrate how to focus on such a small window of time to prove the defense.
Reconstructing Crime Scenes: Marilyn Miller, MS, Ph.D
Expert witness in crime scene reconstruction and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
Using Crime Scene Reconstruction in the Courtroom: Marilyn Miller, MS, Ph.D.