Deborah G. Jozwiak

320 Fisher Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412-396-1330
Fax: 412-396-1331

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    Past Forensic Fridays Seminars

    Spring 2010:

    • January - Alcohol and Drug Toxicity in Criminal Litigation
    • February - Forensic Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases
    • March - Is Football Bad for the Brain?  Forensic Scientific, Medical-Legal and Societal Aspects of the Concussion Debate
    • April - Accident Reconstruction in Personal Injury Cases
    • May - Forensic Investigation of Sexual Assault Cases
    • June - Behavioral Science Evidence in Divorce and Custody Cases

    Fall 2010:

    • September - Forensic Scientific Applications in Product Liability Cases
    • October - Forensic DNA Analysis - An Introduction
    • November - Medical Marijuana:  Forensic Scientific and Legal Considerations
    • December - Trace Evidence Analysis:  Legal Opportunities and Challenges

    Spring 2011:

    • January - The Investigation of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
    • February - Identifying the Right Expert for your Legal Needs
    • March - The Science and Criminal Law of End-of-Life Decisions
    • April - Emerging Topics in the Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber-Crime
    • May - Investigative and Familial DNA
    • June - Problems and Advances in Eyewitness Identification

    Fall 2011:

    • September - Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Working with Forensic Experts
    • November - How to Make the Most Effective Use of Financial Experts
    • December - Is it "the Economy" or is it Obfuscation?  The Roles of Financial Experts in Divorce Litigation Today

    Spring 2012:

    • January - Reporting Child Abuse:  Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls
    • February - Neuroscience on Trial:  New Uses of Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Litigation
    • March - The Role of Private Investigators in Forensic Cases
    • April - The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings
    • May - Shaken Baby Syndrome:  Clinical, Investigative and Legal Considerations

    Fall 2012:

    • September - Death by Medication:  Investigating the Prescription Epidemic
    • October - Scientific Evidence and the Right to Confrontation
    • December - Enhancing Courtroom Knowledge of Forensic Scientific Innovations

      Spring 2013:

      • Janurary - Digital Detectives: A Computer Forensics Update
      • February - DUID: The Science and Law of Driving Under the Influence of Distractions
      • March - Whose DNA is it Anyway?
      • April - Interpreting Behavior at the Serial Murder and Sexual Homicide Crime Scenes
      • May - Forensic Audio and LInguistic Analysis of Insider Threats: From Watergate to Today

      To purchase a DVD of any of these seminars, please contact the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330 or