Just FORESIGHT on Sexual Assault Kits

Just FORESIGHT on Sexual Assault Kits

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Original Release Date: November 19, 2018

In episode three of our Forensic Advancement season, Just Science interviews Dr. Paul Speaker from West Virginia University about the jurisdictional return on investment for DNA Databases. With the help of FORESIGHT crime labs can have not only an emotional argument but also an economical argument for testing all sexual assault kits. Just Science explores questions in this episode such as, should labs test all sexual assault kits? Should labs prioritize by if it was a consent case? does this data have more than just a societal impact? Stay tuned as Dr. Speaker leads us through how individualized crime lab DNA data can aid crime labs competing for scarce resources.

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

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Guest Biography

Dr. Paul Speaker is a member of the West Virginia University Finance Department. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Purdue University and a B.A. from LaSalle College. He also holds the position of Chief Executive of Forensic Science Management Consultants LLC, a firm which specializes in the business of forensics using the forensics of business. Dr. Speaker is the PI for Project FORESIGHT and the technical consultant to ASCLD for the FORESIGHT 2020 project.

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