The complex world of crime scene investigation is explored through a dynamic and engaging two-part lecture. In the first half, Dr. Nafte takes you through the fast-evolving field of police forensics with an overview of the protocols governing death scenes, expert witnesses, and the processing of physical evidence.
In the second half of the lecture, we examine the highly specialized area of identifying human remains. Determining a biological profile, the manner versus cause of death and the challenges of facial reconstructions are all brought to life through real life images and case studies.
Due to the nature of the physical evidence recovered, it has been Dr. Nafte’s experience to work alongside law enforcement, scientists, and homicide investigators as part of a collaborative team. Along with the important procedures involved with such collaborative efforts, she will discuss some of the most challenging cases of her career.
Please note: Some of the images are graphic and reflect past casework. The sole purpose of using these images is for teaching only.