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Monday, August 25, 2014

World Science Festival - the Science of Justice

If you're in the NYC area, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will play host on Sept. 10th to the WSF's Science of Justice discussion/presentation.

They use the events in Ferguson to put the spotlight on "forensics," but miss an important point: none of the presenters are experts in digital video or small device forensics.

It's a given, these days, that there will be two elements to every crime scene - CCTV and mobile phones. People use their phones to record video of traffic stops and other police activity. Traffic stops take place in front of stores and other places with CCTV. Thus, these images become a vital "silent witness" for the investigation. Yet, this presentation does not feature this valuable piece of evidence, nor any practitioners of this type of analysis. That's unfortunate.

Still again, if you're in the area, it should be an interesting discussion.

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