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Junk Science or a Ticket to Freedom: An Analysis of Forensic Evidence

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  • Description

    Junk science or a ticket to freedom? Forensic science, the stuff of blockbuster movies, TV dramas and true-crime novels, has transformed the way the legal community thinks about evidence. But surprisingly, the buzz surrounding forensics has focused on two primary areas: its use to exonerate criminals and its lack of exposure to real scientific scrutiny. In this fascinating and contemporary CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey Schwartz explains the basics of forensic sciences and its application in trials today.

    The course will cover:

    • Arson Investigation
    • DNA
    • Homicide Investigation
    • Medical Examiner Forensics
    • Crime Scene Interpretation
    • and much more
  • Instructor Bio

    Jeffrey Schwartz

    For 34 years Jeffrey T. Schwartz has been investigating, prosecuting and defending whitecollar and violent criminal cases in both the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. He is a former homicide, investigations and major case prosecutor for the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and was a founding member of both its vertical Narcotics Trial, and Career Criminal Major Crime Bureaus.

    He has been honored, recognized and awarded certificates of outstanding dedication and service by the Queens District Attorneys Office, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the City Council of New York, as well as the Detective Endowment Association of the New York City Police Department.

    He serves on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program for over 25 years and lectures on many aspects of trial advocacy, forensic evidence and criminal law. Mr. Schwartz appears in the media as a legal analyst and has been profiled in local and national publications, including the New York Times.