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"Making Sense of Science XIII"
LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
DATES: April 3-4, 2020
"Tech to Touch: Challenging & Suppressing Evidence Before Trial"
LOCATION: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA
DATES: February 12-15, 2020
President Gerald B. Lefcourt's written statement to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts regarding misconduct in FBI labs that interferes with criminal cases, revealed in a Department of Justice Inspector General's report.
NACDL past president Barry Scheck's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding using DNA testing to identify people wrongfully convicted or sentenced.
Testimony on behalf of NACDL to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, regarding oversight of FBI forensic labs.
NACDL statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding forensic science reliability.
NACDL President Irwin Schwartz's written statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding abolishing the death penalty and crucial steps to take to avoid the risk of executing the innocent.
President Barbara Bergman's letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Senator Jon Kyl's amendment to expand the CODIS database in relation to the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (S. 1197).
NACDL President E. E. (Bo) Edwards' letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act of 2003 (S. 1700), which includes a provision to expand the federal Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.
With an increasing number of police departments across the country turning to unregulated, untested, and flawed facial recognition technology to identify suspects, it is vital defenders understand the technology, its limitations, and how to challenge its use in their cases.
Report on the Peer Review of the Expert Testimony in the Cases of State of Texas v. Cameron Todd Willingham and State of Texas v. Ernest Ray Willis
Example Subpoena Language for Call Detail Records
DIGITAL FORENSICS GUIDE CELL PHONE LOCATION AND TRACKING FORENSICS
Arson and Arson Investigation Law Enforcement Survey and Assessment from the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Department of Justice
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