Entries by Public Defender 9th Circuit

Event: From Lab to Market: A New Tool for Identifying Controlled Substances – Orlando, October 17

Methods for screening suspected controlled substances include the use of color tests. When used properly and performed alongside other confirmatory testing methods, these tests can provide positive identification of suspected controlled substances. When applied in the field under imperfect circumstances by law enforcement personnel, it could lead to false positives. Dr. Blair’s research team is […]

FREE Webinar: Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: Why Can’t We Be More Like CSI?

A child abuse pediatrician will present an overview of the medical evaluation for suspected sexual abuse. Examples of the different roles between physician and nurse providers will be outlined stressing the necessity of specialized training regardless of degree and the importance of participating in ongoing education and case review for quality assurance. Salient features of […]

Behind the Rise of China’s Facial-Recognition Giants

Unfamiliar faces aren’t welcome at Beijing public housing projects. To prevent illegal subletting, many have facial-recognition systems that allow entry only to residents and certain delivery staff, according to state news agency Xinhua. Each of the city’s 59 public housing sites is due to have the technology by year’s end. Artificial intelligence startup Megvii mentioned […]

Blood, Breath, and Tears 2019

BB&T will be two full days incorporating a mock jury trial! All FACDL seminars, apart from Booster Shot-Criminal Law Certification Review seminar, are intended to: promote the excellence of, disseminate knowledge to, and provide education to, the criminal defense community.  In that regard, attendance at all seminars (apart from the certification review seminar) is limited […]

How Can Benzodiazepines Affect Criminal Cases?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Did you Know? Anxiety disorders develop from risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry life events and personality. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Approximately 40 million adults age 18 and older, are affected each year. This equates to about 18.1% of the United […]