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CFSM Seminar Series

Controversies in Forensic Science & Medicine: Towards Resolution in the 21st Century

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Sherah VanLaerhoven

“The Future of Forensic Entomology"

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jay Aronson

“Ethics, Equality and Justice in Disaster Victim Identification Operations"

 Friday, March 22, 2013

Chris Van Ee 

“Biomechanics of Pediatric Head Injury" 

Friday February 22, 2013

Shelia MacDonald

“The Living Victim:  More than a Crime Scene"  


Friday February 8, 2013


“A Defence Counsel Look at Forensic Science - Objectively" 

 Friday January 25, 2013

Christopher Milroy

“New Drugs of Abuse - New Challenges”

 Friday January 11, 2013

Tracy Pickett

“Clinical Forensic Medicine:  Emergency Room Perspectives a Vision for the Future"  

Friday December 7, 2012

Max Houck (webcast not available)

“Forensic Science is History: Philosophical View of the Science"  

Friday September 21, 2012

Patrick Laturnus

“Blood Stain Pattern Analysis – A Critical Review”

Friday, May 25, 2012

Justice Marc Rosenberg

"The Role of the Court of Appeal in the Pediatric Death Cases "


Friday April 27, 2012

Dr. Phillip E. Klassen

"Controversies in Forensic Psychiatry in the Criminal Justice System"


Friday, March 23, 2012

Dr. Dan Cass

"The Role of the Death Investigation System in Enhancing Patient Safety"


 Friday, February 24, 2012

Dr. Kirsten Kramar

"Speaking for the Dead:  Forensic Advocacy and Wrongful Convictions for Child Homicide "


 Friday, February 10, 2012

Dr. Paul Johnson   
"Investigation of traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage:  The Liverpool experience"


 Friday, January 27, 2012

Dr. Keith Pinckard  
The Future of Research and Publishing in Forensic Pathology 



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Friday, November 25, 2011

Mike Illes  
Investigation of a Model for Stain Selection and a Robust Estimation for Area of Origin in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis   


Friday, October 28, 2011

Gerald Cradock, PhD  
Goudge, Knowledge, and the Pursuit of (Un)Certainty:  Inquiring into Inquiries   


Friday, September 23, 2011
Prof. Derrik Pounder 
Stab Wounds:  We See Only What We Know 


Friday, June 17, 2011
Prof. Rachel Dioso-Villa
Judicial Bias and the Admissibility of Expert Evidence

Friday May 27, 2011
Dr. Elizabeth Donner
Explaining the unexplained; Expecting the unexpected: Where are we with Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy?

Friday April 29, 2011
Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy & Glenn Betteridge
Science and the Significant Risk Test: Intervening in the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure in Ontario, Canada

Friday March 25, 2011
Dr. Shari Forbes
Forensic Applications of Decomposition Chemistry 

Friday February 25, 2011
Dr. Carole Jenny
Abusive Head Trauma

Friday January 28, 2011
Dr. Jonathan Millman
Advances in DNA Forensic Analysis

Friday November 26, 2010
Dr. Graeme Dowling
‘Coroner vs Medical Examiner: Apples and Oranges or Birds of a Feather?'

Friday April 23, 2010
Dr. John Butt
Sudden Death: How it Happened – Is the current approach sound enough for reconstructing the end of life?

Friday March 26, 2010
Dr. Noel Woodford
Multi-Slice CT Scanning in Forensic Pathology

Friday February 26, 2010
Professor Simon Cole
Forensics without Uniqueness, Conclusions without Individualization: The New Epistemology of Forensic Identification

Friday January 22, 2010
Professor Jim Fraser
Imagination, rhetoric and reality in forensic science

Friday November 27, 2009
Professor Martin Evison
Facial Evidence for the Courts: is it a pseudo-science?

Friday October 23, 2009
Professor Brandon Garrett
Invalid Forensic Science and Wrongful Convictions

Friday September 25, 2009
Dr. Patrick Barnes
Child Abuse - Nonaccidental Injury (NAI): Issues and Controversies in the Era of Evidence-Based Medicine

Friday April17, 2009
Dr. Sherah Van Laerhoven
Paradigm shifts in forensic science - the future of forensic entomology

Friday March 20, 2009
Dr. Michael Seto
Assessing the risk of reoffending posed by sex offenders

Friday February 27, 2009
John Lentini
The State of the Art in Fire Investigation