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NCJ Number: 217852 Find in a Library
Title: New Advances in Forensic Science, Presented by Dr. Henry Lee
Author(s): Henry Lee
Date Published: May 2004
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
Gulfport, FL 33707
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2003-IJ-CX-K024
Document: Audio (01:00:47)|Video (01:14:34)
Type: Conference Material; Instructional Material; Issue Overview; Report (Grant Sponsored); Technical Assistance
Format: Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video covers a presentation by Dr. Henry Lee - a well-known forensic analyst and investigator - on new advances in forensic technologies and their applications in criminal investigations, which was part of the Law and Science Lecture Series of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law at the Stetson University College of Law.
Abstract: Dr. Lee first discusses the importance of and techniques for searching a crime scene. He describes various search methods and the importance of instructing searchers about what to look for in the search. He uses the example of the crime-scene search method he used in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case in Utah, which helped to narrow the suspect to someone who had specifically targeted Elizabeth, was above average in height, was thin, and was familiar with the backyard and interior of the house. Dr. Lee moves from a discussion of the Smart case to a discussion of many of the new technologies being used in criminal investigations. Among the topics discussed are new laboratory instrumentation, DNA typing and database search, latent print enhancement and automated fingerprint identification systems, image enhancement, artificial intelligence and data mining, crime mapping, and case management. Actual cases are used in illustrating the use of some of these technologies.
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Case studies; Crime laboratories; Crime laboratory equipment; Crime scene; Crime Scene Analysis; Crime Scene Investigation; Investigative techniques; Suspect identification
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