Since 2009, the State Bureau of Investigation lab has come under fire for the manner in which its analysts recorded lab results and testified to these results at trial, leading to unjust imprisonment in multiple cases.

It is imperative that defense attorneys better understand the science behind the tests that are being conducted at crime scenes and in crime labs. Without a sound scientific understanding, it is nearly impossible to discredit or call in to question the results of a test that has been conducted by the SBI lab, local law enforcement or any other lab.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
October 19, 2011 12:30 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
DNA Analysis
Presenter: Dr. Maher "Max" Nourredine, Ph.D., MS, The Institute for Advanced Career Development (IACD), Hillsborough

This Webinar will answer the most fundamental questions regarding DNA and DNA analysis: 
  • What is DNA, PCR, and STR-analysis?
  • What other types of analysis are available?
  • Reading lab reports
  • What is "touch DNA?"
  • What are some common problems with DNA analysis (including, low copy number, degraded samples, mixture interpretation)?
Speaker Information
Dr. Maher "Max" Nourredine Ph.D   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
North Carolina State Bar
Total Hours: 1.50
General Hours: 1.50
NCAJ Member Price:$69.00
Non-Member Price:$99.00