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National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson develops free online class for forensic experts


The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson has developed an online class for the National Institute of Justice on “Law 101: A Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert.” The free online class launched in August.

“Anyone serving as an expert witness will benefit from learning the legal procedures, expectations, and principles presented in this course,” said Susan Zucker, Ph.D., Director of Technology & Distance Education for the NCSTL.

The course prepares criminal justice professionals and forensic experts to testify in the courtroom with modules covering:

  • Sources of Scientific Evidence
  • Report Writing and Supporting Documentation
  • Importance of Case Preparation
  • Subpoenas versus Promises to Appear
  • Affidavits
  • Being a Court-Appointed Expert
  • Discovery
  • General Testifying Tips
  • Depositions
  • Pretrial
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial, Pre-Sentencing
  • Ethics for Experts

The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University provides the largest free searchable database of legal, forensic and technology resources in the world. Learn more about the new course by visiting http://www.dna.gov/training/law101.

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