AAFS 2024 Justice Talks Sessions

Source: Virginia Barron, JD, Justice Talks Chair

This year the Academy is taking the Case Break Sessions of old and turning them into Justice Talks. These sessions are designed to encourage discussion among members with a focus on promoting justice through forensic science. Sessions will take place each morning, Tuesday through Saturday, of the conference. We have many fascinating Justice Talks lined up, including boundaries of judicial discretion in admitting forensic scientific and technical evidence, accreditation and the illusion of quality in forensic science, protecting the innocent and the urgent need for research on when and under what circumstances DNA evidence can lead to wrongful convictions, and legislative encroachments against the forensic pathology profession. Also new this year will be three Justice Talks Saturday morning that will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Included in those talks will be New Jersey's Top 10 Most Wanted: Anthony Mota Apprehended; Operation Death Harvester: How the FBI is Dismembering the Illegal Trade in Human Body Parts; and Online Child Exploitation: Proactive Law Enforcement Strategies.

These sessions are open to all registered conference attendees. Let the discussion begin!


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