August 01, 2017

Capital Litigators Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training

By Carol Henderson and Eileen Fynan

As other articles in this issue demonstrate, attorneys desperately need more training in forensic science. Capital litigators, especially, have an acute need for such training. In the United States, 31 of the 50 states have the death penalty. When trying capital cases, both prosecutors and defense counsel need special knowledge to determine which scientific evidence is crucial and incorporate it strategically.

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