Please join us for the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) Annual Meeting
November 1st - November 5th, 2021at the Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Tuesday, November 2nd Workshops - virtual options offered. For more information visit www.neafs.org
Wednesday, November 3rd: Scientific Sessions in Crime Scene Investigation & Criminalistics, Forensic Biology & DNA Analysis, Drug Chemistry, Toxicology, Trace/Arson & Explosives
Evening Session: Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder 4th Edition
by James Alan Fox (Author), Jack Levin (Author), Emma E. Fridel (Author)
Thursday, November 3rd: Plenary Sessions
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The roles that advocacy and compassion play in establishing innocence, Radha Natarajan-Executive Director, New England Innocence Project, Sarah Chu - Senior Advisor on Forensic Science Policy, Innocence Project, John Lentini-Fire Scene Cause and Origin Expert Islamorada , Florida
Luncheon: Elaine Murphy - Ellis was convicted in 1995, at his third trial, for the murder and robbery of Boston Police Detective John Mulligan in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 26, 1993. The murder was a brutal assassination, with five shots lobbed in the detective's face as he slept in his SUV outside the Roslindale Walgreens while working a security detail. Sean was 19 at the time.
Days after the crime, Sean spoke voluntarily to detectives, without a lawyer present, telling them he'd shopped at the Walgreens mall around 3 a.m. that day for diapers for his cousin's baby, driven there by his friend, Terry Patterson, then 18. Police found the diaper receipt that confirmed the errand in Ellis's apartment. His attorney, Rosemary Scapicchio, asks, “Would you place yourself at a murder scene if you were guilty?”
Plenary Session II: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: How the attorney/scientist dialogue and strong forensics build effective prosecutions
The Cases of Kelly Hancock and Amy Lord: When Two Young Women Meet Two Evil Monsters
And much more...