January 18, 2018 – 16:22 | Comments Off on New Self-Study Live Broadcast Set: Juvenile Delinquency Defense Practice – Saturday, January 20, 2018

2018 Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice MCLE Self-Study
Live broadcast set for Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 8:00 AM

Program Coordinator:
Arthur L. Bowie, Supervising Assistant Public Defender, Ret., Sacramento County

Note: The 2018 Juvenile DEPENDENCY Program page can be …[select title for full text]

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Wrongful Convictions and DNA Exonerations: Understanding the Role of Forensic Science
October 14, 2017 – 14:04 | Comments Off on Wrongful Convictions and DNA Exonerations: Understanding the Role of Forensic Science

 
 
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Reliability Assessment of Current Methods in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
July 31, 2014 – 23:24 | Comments Off on Reliability Assessment of Current Methods in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Reliability Assessment of Current Methods in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NIJ has made available the following final technical report (this report is the result of an NIJ-funded project but was not published by the U.S. Department of Justice):
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How Brain Scans Can Lighten Sentences In Murder Cases – An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences
December 13, 2013 – 20:57 | Comments Off on How Brain Scans Can Lighten Sentences In Murder Cases – An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences
How Brain Scans Can Lighten Sentences In Murder Cases – An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences

Popular Science – By Francie Diep Posted 12.13.2013
A prison escapee convicted of killing a vacationing couple in their 60s – for their trailer, according to a newspaper from the couple’s hometown – recently dodged the …[select title for full text]

Even people with super recall tripped up by false memories, study finds
November 18, 2013 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Even people with super recall tripped up by false memories, study finds
Even people with super recall tripped up by false memories, study finds

NBC News – November 18, 2013 – Brian Alexander NBC News contributor
Some people have an amazing ability to recall specific events, like exactly what happened on a particular day decades ago. For example, when one …[select title for full text]

Judge slams Ohio village’s speed cameras
April 22, 2013 – 22:49 | Comments Off on Judge slams Ohio village’s speed cameras
Judge slams Ohio village’s speed cameras

USA Today – Kimball Perry, The Cincinnati Enquirer 8:58 p.m. EST March 8, 2013
ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio — In a scathing ruling, a Hamilton County judge ruled that an ordinance allowing this village of 2,000 to …[select title for full text]

New Commission To Set Standards For Troubled Forensic Sciences
February 22, 2013 – 05:58 | Comments Off on New Commission To Set Standards For Troubled Forensic Sciences
New Commission To Set Standards For Troubled Forensic Sciences

Popular Science – Francie Diep – February 21, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for a little outside help standardizing the science that puts some people behind bars and sets others free. The department, …[select title for full text]

Forensic scientists finding more precise ways to analyze smaller samples of DNA that contain multiple contributors
December 15, 2012 – 11:04 | Comments Off on Forensic scientists finding more precise ways to analyze smaller samples of DNA that contain multiple contributors
Forensic scientists finding more precise ways to analyze smaller samples of DNA that contain multiple contributors

The New York Times – Saturday, December 15, 2012 – by Liz Robbins
A man will go on trial for attempted murder in Brooklyn. His fate may hang on the handlebars of a bicycle.
Prosecutors contend he …[select title for full text]