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Is there such a thing as the perfect crime? Can someone truly disappear without a trace? In the right hands, forensic evidence can reveal the hidden story behind a crime scene. It also can give voice to the dead, who can no longer testify about the circumstances surrounding their fate. But do the clues left behind always lead to the truth?
Dr. Elizabeth Murray of Mount St. Joseph University has participated in hundreds of forensic investigations. She is one of only eighty anthropologists currently certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She also has served as a consultant and case manager for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. In this talk, Murray will examine the role of evidence in the quest for justice and how critical errors in human judgment have led to wrongful convictions of the innocent.
Co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities; the Summer and Evening Division; the Law and Society program; and the Epstein Pre-Law Fund at Clark University