Forensic Evidence

December 3-6, 2018

December 3-6, 2018
Albuquerque, NM
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

The Forensic Evidence Course is designed with the entire prosecution team in mind! The challenges facing prosecutors, local law enforcement, investigators in prosecutor’s offices as well as the laboratory professionals we work with on a daily basis seem to be increasing exponentially with the use by defendants of 21st century sources of evidence. Add to this the media and entertainment industries’ use of “Camera’s in the Courtroom” and the unrealistic expectations this creates for potential jurors, the multitude and variety of forensic evidence that must be collected, processed and retained appropriately, and we see an amplified  need to spread cutting edge education and enhanced awareness to all those working together to ensure justice in our communities. Prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, judges, and forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution are encouraged to join us as we provide comprehensive training addressing the challenges inherent when investigating, charging, engaging in pretrial preparation and presenting the violent crime case involving a variety of scientific evidence. Faculty members include prosecutors, scientists, health care and mental health care professionals, and law enforcement personnel working.

In addition to foundational topics for those new to working with these complex cases we also have planned lectures focusing on:

  • Current Challenges in DNA
  • Unusual Syndromes and Defenses
  • The Visual Trial- Using Technology to Present Persuasive Evidence
  • Manipulation of DNA Evidence
  • Digital Traces and Traditional Trace Evidence
  • Cross Examination of Defense Scientific Experts
  • The Application of Bloodstain Patterns to Violent Crime  Scenes
  • Staged Crime Scenes
  • Arson Death Investigations
  • Countering Lack of Evidence
  • Computer Forensics : Seizing Electronic Evidence from the Cloud
  • The Digital Investigator: The Challenges of Digital Forensics
  • Electronic Evidence Admissibility Issues
  • Body Worn Cameras:  Realistic Issues and Costs
  • Organizational Vulnerabilities for Forensic Labs
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Complex Cold Case Investigations
  • Preparing and Presenting Firearm Evidence and the Ballistics Expert
  • Crime Scene Assessment and Evidence Collection Tips
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Meeting Attacks on Scientific Evidence

Join your colleagues from across the country as NDAA continues its tradition of providing the best training for America’s front line of defense — America’s prosecutors and the Prosecution team!

Course Information

CLE: Anticipated CLE credits will be 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics. Advance registration for CLE will be applied for in Virginia, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Ohio. All other states will require the attorney to self-submit using their uniform certificate provided at the conclusion of the course. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Course Director Candace Mosley at 

Eligibility: Prosecutors (state and local, federal, military, and tribal), law enforcement personnel, judges, forensic professionals involved in criminal investigation and prosecution and other members of the prosecution team.

Tentative Course Schedule:
On Site Registration: 8:00am Monday, December 3, 2018
Orientation: 9:00am Monday, December 3, 2018
Concludes: 3:30pm Thursday, December 6, 2018

Course Tuition includes admission and course materials
Note early bird specials in white box.

Member Cost through October 3, 2018


Non-Member Cost through October 3, 2018 $825.00
Member Cost after October 3, 2018 $725.00
Non-Member Cost after October 3, 2018 $875.00

NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions and administration.

Special Discounts:

  • The first attendee from an office pays full tuition; each additional attendee from the same office will receive a $50 discount when registered at the same time.
  • Multidisciplinary teams of three or more disciplines will receive a $50 discount on all registrations. Please email Course Director Candace Mosley or Project Coordinator Cierra Jenkins with your team members’ contact information in order to receive the discount.
  •  All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Military members are not eligible for the $50 team discount.

Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your registration, the fees paid may be credited toward any other NDAA training in the coming twelve months from the date of cancellation.

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone 505-881-0000
Hotel Web site

Make your getaway to Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown, a contemporary hotel located in the city’s bustling Uptown area. Home to an array of superb restaurants, interesting shops and major businesses, Uptown is one of Albuquerque’s most popular neighborhoods, plus situates travelers near an exciting assortment of things to do in the city.

Hotel Rates
Hotel Rate — $93 (or prevailing per diem) — Single/Double/Triple/Quad — plus tax.

  • Room rate includes complimentary Health Club entry
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • Rate available 3 days pre and post conference (Based on space availability)

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or first night’s deposit.
The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancels after 6pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by November 7, 2018 to secure the group rate.

Hotel reservation link coming soon!

Albuquerque International Airport (10 miles/about 20 minutes)
Estimated UberX fee: $19.00 (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $25.00 (one way)

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Further Questions about the course: Contact course director Candace Mosley:

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