Sunday, September 21, 2014
October 18: Cleveland + Webcast - The Impact of DNA Profiling in Criminal Prosecutions
DNA profiling is not only used as evidence at trial, it is a powerful investigative tool. DNA databases permit the police to identify criminals in “cold” cases, in which there are no suspects. For example, the national DNA database linked Fletcher Worrell to 25 rapes, which were committed over a span of 30 years in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland (where he was known as the “Silver Springs Rapist”). More recently, DNA helped identify the “Grim Sleeper,” a serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. Law enforcement accomplished this by means of a relatively new procedure, known as familial DNA searching. Last term, the Supreme Court, in Maryland v. King, upheld the constitutionality of placing DNA profiles of arrestees in these databases.
This lecture will be of interest to all Ohio attorneys who are criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges who preside over criminal proceedings, and those attorneys who represent the convicted in death penalty appeals.
The Impact of DNA Profiling in Criminal Prosecutions
The Barrister’s Lecture
CWRU Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
October 18, 2014
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Paul C. Giannelli, Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor
Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Free and open to the public, register at the door.