FUN FACTS ABOUT FORENSICS:
The word “forensic” is derived from the Latin word “forensis” which means forum, a public place where, in Roman times, senators and others debated and held judicial proceedings...?
While maggots on a corpse may be disgusting to some these critters are a welcome sight to forensic scientists. Insects have proven to be a reliable indicator of an individual's time of death. There is an entire field of forensic science dedicated to the study of insects in the crime scene – it's called forensic entomology.
To date, DNA testing has exonerated more than 242 wrongfully-convicted individuals. Thanks to advances in DNA technology, questionable convictions are sometimes re-investigated using DNA testing. Should the evidence show that the defendant could not have committed the crime, he or she can successfully be exonerated.
Because of this, there are several organizations pushing for the requirement of DNA testing on all convicts. No one knows exactly how many innocent citizens are wrongfully convicted, so many individuals strive to right this wrong. Read more at The Innocence Project.
Savvy forensic scientists may be able to find evidence that’s been deleted from a computer. Every time you “delete” a file from a computer, the file is simply set aside, hidden, and marked as data waiting to be rewritten. Computer analysts use this fact to their advantage and have developed programs that detect these hidden files, allowing them to copy and open the data.
The 2018 CLASS of the SUMMER MYLAW ACADEMY!
From June 25th-June 29, 2018, students in the Summer MYLAW Academy expanded their knowledge of Forensics and the Law during a week packed with field trips, guest speakers and investigative activities. We visited the Maryland State Office of the Forensic Medical Examiner's simulated crime scene, the International Spy Museum and learned about surveillance at the CitiWatch Partnership. Experts from the Baltimore City Police Forensic Unit taught about different aspects of crime scene investigation. Professor Nethercott from the Baltimore Innocence Project discussed wrongful conviction with our students. Experienced trial attorney Erik Atas engaged the students, presenting about forensic evidence. It was a fun and educational week!
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Students from all Maryland counties are invited to apply for the 2018 Summer Law Academy. This year's Academy will be held from June 25-29th. The application form can be found above, and payment can be made below. Please contact Megan Quirk Jurdi at firstname.lastname@example.org, for any additional information.
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