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25-Sep-2015

Cutting edge DNA evidence seminar for Pennsylvania defense lawyers

Pittsburgh, PA

The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) held a full day seminar on Forensic Science and Criminal Law. Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin spoke about "Cutting Edge DNA Strategies" at the continuing legal education program.

Crime laboratories have been reporting on DNA mixture evidence using unreliable match statistics. Dr. Mark Perlin discussed how to challenge unreliable match statistics in court, reviewing expert qualification, relevance, reliability and post-conviction relief.


  • Forensic Science and Criminal Law: Cutting Edge DNA Strategies - Presentation

  • FBI errors lead to discovery that DNA evidence may be far less foolproof when it includes more than one person - Article

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