Media Advisory: May 20-24
Cal State L.A. to host 121st California Association of Criminalists Spring Seminar
Gross Anatomy, DNA, and Forensic Injury Biomechanics are among the workshop topics to be addressed
Los Angeles, CA – Bringing together criminalists and scholars from throughout the state, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics at Cal State L.A. will be hosting the 121st California Association of Criminalists (CAC) Spring Seminar.
The five-day seminar is designed to highlight new or improved analysis methods, as well as interesting casework and research presentations. It is also an opportunity to network with colleagues from other forensic laboratories.
The CAC Spring 2013 Seminar will take place Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, at the Pasadena Hilton. CSULA Professors Kathy Roberts (chairperson) and Don Johnson (co-chair) of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics are hosting the event.
Workshops to be featured throughout the seminar will focus on the following themes:
• Forensic Injury Biomechanics
• Spectroscopy for the Forensic Sciences
• Admissibility Challenges in Comparative Analysis
• Gross Anatomy
• Of What We Are Made: Histology (lecture & laboratory)
• Forensic Anthropology
Also, there will be a panel discussion on “The Role of DNA in Prosecuting Non-Stranger Sexual Assault.”
Established in 1953, the CAC works to foster an exchange of ideas and information within the field of criminalistics through a wide range of events (study groups meetings, bi-yearly seminars, training and research endowments), financial assistance for training for new criminalists, and many other activities.
For more information contact Dr. Roberts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop and technical program schedules are available at the following link: http://www.cacnews.org/events/seminar/Spring2013Seminar.jpg.
WHAT: The School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics at Cal State L.A. to host the 121st California Association of Criminalists Spring Seminar.
WHEN: Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, 2013. (For schedule of the five-day seminar: http://www.cacnews.org/events/seminar/Spring2013Seminar.jpg)
WHERE: Pasadena Hilton, located at 168 South Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena. For directions: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-pasadena-PASPHHF/maps-directions/index.html#localmap.
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