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Going Behind the Lab Report and Into the Forensics Lab: What the Labs Don't Want You to Know

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In this presentation, Janine Arvizu uses the systematic deficiencies defined in the 2009 NAS Report “A Path Forward” to explain why— even without funds for expert consultation— data users should not blindly accept a laboratory’s reported results. Arvizu will detail how a person doesn’t have to be a trained scientist to recognize many of the problems that plague analytical laboratories, nor do you have to work as a scientist to identify poor laboratory practices. Common sense can take you a long way toward a goal of understanding whether a forensic laboratory’s report is valid and reliable, and instead of accepting results on blind faith, Arvizu will provide you with 10 essential steps to take in every case involving evidence subjected to a laboratory.

About the Speaker

Janine Arvizu is a chemist and Certified Quality Auditor. She established and managed an analytical laboratory for the Department of Energy, managed US Navy’s nationwide laboratory audit program, and has audited dozens of government and commercial laboratories. She conducts quality assessments of forensic data, helps lawyers understand laboratory analysis, and has testified in state, federal, and international courts.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 04/25/2012
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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