Live webinar offered by NCIDS. Free to attend.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of mobile and hard-drive forensic results achieved on mock examinations based on the demographic characteristics of the participants. The demographic data related to an individual’s workplace environment, education, and work experience. This study was open to anyone in the public or private sectors who work …
Live full-day webinar offered by Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest AHEC
2-day in person program in Las Vegas offered by NACDL
Free webinar offered by NC Indigent Defense Services and the Mecklenburg Public Defender’s Office
Free multi-day webinar offered by the NY Legal Aid Society
In person and live webcast, Sponsored by Indigent Defense Services, the Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice
A series of eight online modules aimed at increasing knowledge, understanding, and the reliable application of probabilistic genotyping to evidentiary DNA typing results.
Dec. 2021 statement Addressing a USDOJ document that instructs firearms examiners to avoid using terminology such as the weapon “could have fired” the bullets or cartridge cases, “consistent with” or “could not be excluded” as having fired the bullets or cartridge cases.
COA held that trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the testimonyof the State’s GSR expert because he followed the State Crime Lab’s procedures asrequired to meet Rule 702(a)’s reliability requirement where defendant made statement upon GSR collection that he had been asleep during the 5+ hour period between shooting and collection.
Detective testified about cell phone tower location and determined direction of tower based on records. COA held Detective’s testimony was limited to illustrating and interpreting the admitted cell phone records, therefore it did not require scientific or other specialized knowledge and was not expert testimony.
Plaintiff argued Derek Ellington was not qualified as a digital expert. COA held Ellington testified as a lay witness, not an expert, because he testified to what he saw or experienced in making a forensic copy and demonstrating the defendant did not send the photos to others.
NCSCL drug chemistry analyst Jennifer West testified about whether fentanyl was an opiate or opioid. Trial court erred in admitting West’s testimony because she lacked training on the issue of whether fentanyl was an opiate or opioid.
Free to attend 2-day skills-based training at Duke Law
Week-long training program on death investigation.