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Distinguished Forensic Scientist Seminar Series

Monday, November 25th, 2002

“Scent Identification Lineups Using Trained Dogs in the Netherlands: Current Status and Future Research”

Dr. Adee Schoon

Dutch Canine Unit/Leiden University, Netherlands
Dr. Schoon is a pioneer in researching the scientific foundation and the reliability of scent identification lineups by dogs. She completed her Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands on “The Performance of Dogs In Identifying Humans By Scent” and is currently still working at the Leiden University on research funded by the Canine unit of the Netherlands National Police Agency.

Monday, November 25th, 2002 at 3:30 PM
Chemistry Conference Room- CP320

Friday, October 4th, 2002

“Science, Law, and the Demarcation Issue: How Meeting Legal Requirements May Cheat Forensic Science”

Max M. Houck, M.S.

Program Director, Research-Forensics, West Virginia University
Max Houck is a trace evidence expert and forensic anthropologist who was assigned to the FBI Laboratory from 1992 to 2001, where he worked over 800 cases. Just before he joined WVU, he was assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, to assist with the identification of the victims of the 9/11/01 Pentagon attack victims. Prior to his career at the FBI, Houck was the forensic anthropologist and a trace evidence examiner at the Medical Examiner's Office in Fort Worth, Texas. While at that office, he coordinated the anthropological recovery and scientific examinations of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.

Friday, October 4th, 2002 at 11 AM
Wertheim Conservatory - WC130

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002

“Researching for Policy Development: The case of Simultaneous vs. Sequential Lineups”

Professor Roy S. Malpass

Professor Roy S. Malpass
Eyewitness Identification Research Lab
Department of Psychology and
Criminal Justice Program
University of Texas at El Paso

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 at 11 AM
ECS 135