Have you ever been inside a crime lab? Stetson and University of Tennessee offer free webinar training May 25

Have you ever been inside a crime laboratory? You now have the opportunity, thanks to a partnership between Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law and the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service.

“Crime Lab Essentials,” the second free webinar in the Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training series funded by the US Department of Justice, will take you inside the state-of-the-art Metro Nashville Police Department Crime Laboratory.

The webinar developed for prosecutors and defense attorneys working on capital cases will be available from 12- 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.

Visit https://stetsonuniversitycollegeo.regfox.com/crime-scene-webinar-2-bja to register.

The “Crime Lab Essentials” webinar features a tour of the crime lab conducted by forensic scientists that covers five forensic disciplines: latent prints, firearms, forensic biology (DNA), drug identification and toxicology. After describing a mock crime, forensic scientists from the crime laboratory will demonstrate a behind-the-scenes, step-by-step look at laboratory analysis and report writing.

Webinar panelists include Director of Stetson’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law, Professor Carol Henderson; Director of the Metro Nashville Police Department Crime Laboratory Ann Talbot; and attorney Christine Funk.

The “Crime Lab Essentials” webinar training will also discuss quality assurance, laboratory errors, chain of custody and evidence security.

The webinar is part of an eight-part series that educates lawyers about using forensic science in death penalty cases, from evaluating the crime scene to defending or prosecuting death penalty cases in court.

Attendees who complete the series will be eligible for free CLE credits.

For more information, contact Stetson’s Office of Professional Education at 727-562-7898 or email ope@law.stetson.edu.