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Current Concepts: Key Forensic Cases and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

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1 hour

This training is presented by the National Center on Forensics and will give the students a forecast of possible upcoming issues in the forensic sciences. In this session, Kenneth Melson, former Senior Advisor on Forensic Science to the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, will focus on recent developments including changes to the rules of evidence, the use of substitute experts, forensic genetic genealogy in the courts and legislatures, and forensic science cases of interest. The attendees will learn how future criminal cases can be prepared by prosecutors to avoid legal and scientific pitfalls in their approaches to litigation by adjusting to the prevailing winds of change in the uses of forensic science.

Date Created: April 30, 2024