Understanding and Utilizing Forensic Evidence

June 2023

Cincinnati, OH

Investigators, prosecutors, local law enforcement, and prospective jurors are being overwhelmed with a multitude of sciences in the courtroom as well as in the media! As your crime scene expands from physical evidence to digital evidence, so must your knowledge of a variety of forms forensic evidence! You must understand the benefits as well as the challenges with forensic evidence: proper guidelines for collection, acquisition, storage, and presentation of physical and digital evidence; realistic limitations on the science and the experts; rapid change in technology; overwhelming data; misinformation spread by the entertainment industry; use of anti-forensic techniques by criminals to cover their digital footprints; and interpretation of the meaning and application of forensic materials in crime scene reconstruction. Join NDAA and our experienced subject matter experts as we explore these issues together!

Some of the topics included:
Fingerprint Analysis
DNA Analysis
Blood Spatter Interpretation
Forensic Pathology
Trace Evidence
Smartwatch technology and biometrics
Genetic Genealogy
Meta Data
Analysis of Hair Bacteria
Firearms and Ballistics
Digital Evidence
Gun Shot Residue

Participatory Sessions:
Work through Forensic Challenges in a Decades old Cold Case
Discover steps to laying the foundation for authentication and admissibility of digital records, videos, and social media evidence
See Examples of Case Presentation of technical evidence

Obtain helpful resources:
Sample Search warrant language
Sample DNA / YSTR / PGS direct exam questions
Countering PCAST Attacks

More information coming soon!

Anticipated CLE credits will be 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics.

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennslyvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Courtney Jan at cjan@ndaajustice.org.

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.

More information coming soon!

Additional Questions?

Director Candace Mosley or Assistant Director Logan Silverman.

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