Wednesday, February 10, 7:15 p.m.
CSI, Forensic Files, NCIS, First 48 and many other TV programs, fiction and nonfiction, have put a very public spotlight on forensic science, the application of science to law. Forensic science as a discipline is growing, and demand on forensic scientists, for research, processing techniques and expert witness testimony, is increasing. All involved — scientists, researchers, attorneys, judges and even potential jurors — need to better understand the pressures on the discipline and needs in the field in order to increase the success of forensic science as a tool in fighting crime. Join Professors Liz Brown and Kelly Peterson (Criminal Justice, SUNY Canton) as they explain how the CSI effect contributes to the burden placed on forensic science testimony and how current research can impact processing effectiveness in the field.