The 1st Annual Forensic Science Forum
The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, in collaboration with Arcadia University, presented the 1st Annual Forensic Science Forum on September 16-17, 2011. The Forum featured a diverse range of forensic science topics presented by leading experts from around the world. The goal of the Forum was not only to educate students and education professionals interested in forensic science, but also to facilitate interaction between the academic and professional communities. This symposium was divided into two days. The first day consisted entirely of lectures from our guest faculty, while Day Two concluded the lectures, featuring an Arcadia University alumnus, and finished with an optional tour of the Arcadia campus for any interested attendees.
The 1st Annual Forensic Science Forum covered a wide-range of forensic science topics including Forensic Toxicology, Latent Fingerprint Chemistry, Role of the Prosecuting Attorney, Legal High Products, Forensic Anthropology, Firearms Examination, Cyber Forensics, Forensic Archaeology, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Chemistry, Mitochondrial DNA Analysis. A select few of these presentations are available below. Attendance at the Forum included Arcadia University staff and students along with interested members of the public. This event will be continued annually in the future and we hope to generate an increased interest in similar events.
- Barry Logan, PhD, DABFT – Forensic Toxicology: Detection of Homicidal Poisonings
- Kevin Steele, LLM - The Role of the Prosecuting Attorney
- Ruth Croxton, PhD, MRSC - Understanding the Chemistry of Latent Fingerprints and Their Enchancement
- Mark Baron, PhD, MRSC - Legal Highs 2011
- Anna Dhody – Reading the Dead: An Overview of Forensic Anthropology
- Mark Williford – Firearms Examination: From the Trigger to the Digger
- Christopher Erb – Cyber Forensics
- Kimberlee Moran, MS - Forensic Archaeology: Theory and Practice
- Richard Nilsen – Crime Scene Investigation: A Real-Life Look at How It’s Done
- Antoinette Thwaites – Prescription Drug Abuse Trends, Music, and the Media
- Timothy Herbert, MSFS - Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
For more information on individual speakers and presentations, contact us!