AUG 22, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

Keynote Presentation: New Concepts in Forensic Investigation

  • Henry C. Lee, PhD

    Chia Professor, University of New Haven Chief Emeritus (ret.), Connecticut State Police Director, Research & Training Center


Contemporary law enforcement has greatly expanded its ability to solve crimes by the adoption of advanced forensic techniques, electronic monitoring and new approaches in crime scene procedures. Today, crimes often can be solved by the combinations detailed examination of the crime scene and recordings, analysis of forensic evidence, and reconstruction of the crime scene.  Knowledge of forensic evidence is not only crucial in criminal investigations and prosecutions, but also vital in civil litigations, major man-made and natural disasters, and the investigation of global crimes.  In addition to traditional detective work, the new concept of the successful solving of cases is based on multidiscipline approaches in forensic investigation.  A multidiscipline forensic investigation system combines the following six elements; 

1. Crime Scene Analysis 
2. Advanced Forensic Technology 
3. Victim, Suspect and Witness Informatics  
4. Public Information Gathering 
5. Big Data and recording Mining 
6. Intelligence Analytics 

Forensic Science is an application of variety of scientific technologies into the matter of law. Therefore, forensic science, itself is also a multidiscipline field. In addition to traditional medical, chemical, biological, immunological, toxicological, instrumental, physical and microscopical methods are used for the analysis of physical evidence. The advanced investigative skills, such as; GPS positioning, Cell phone tracking, Social network, E-evidence, Video image analysis, Big Date Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Theory formation, NG DNA typing, Trace Evidence Analysis, Pattern Evidence enhancement and Crime Reconstruction are also used in modern forensic investigation. Famous cases will be utilized to illustrate the importance of application of new concepts in criminal Investigation.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Explain the New Concept of Forensic Investigation
2. The interaction between Crime Scene and Forensic Evidence
3. The Different Types of Forensic Evidence
4. Understand the Multidisciplinary Nature of Forensic Science
5. Discuss the contemporary Techniques used in the Forensic Field

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