Don't Forget to Look Under the Small Rocks!

Location: Nautilus 1
Date: Sat, March 25
Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

History has shown that wrongful convictions often involve faulty forensics through incompetence or misconduct occurring at either the investigative, analytical or prosecutorial levels of a criminal case. Often these errors went undetected at trial but may become critical in post-conviction relief. They are still there, covered in dust, far out of view, just waiting for you to uncover. As you dig into your case, there exist a myriad of information gaps and pitfalls which must be bridged successfully in order to get at the truth. This presentation will focus on those issues related specifically to forensic science and how to get them out in the open.  What rocks to look under, what questions to ask and specifically to whom and how to prepare the technical wording of requests to insure that you receive what you and your experts really need. This lecture will empower you in a very practical way and will be fast paced and interactive.

201: Intermediate