UNL Forensic Science - Jim Jenkins
April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013

Dr. Jim Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Dentistry at UNMC Dental School, gave a presentation providing information about Forensic Odontology and the work of the Nebraska Dental Forensic Team.


UNL Forensic Science - Karl Reinhard
April 5, 2013

April 5, 2013

UNL forensic science professor Karl Reinhard has just been welcomed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine as an Editorial Board Member.

Reinhard will be refereeing papers submitted for publication and offering advice about various aspects of the editing and production of the journal.


March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Jeff Ward, Certified Crime Scene Investigator for the Nebraska State Patrol, gave a presentation providing information about the different types of investigations that he does as a CSI.


UNL Forensic Science - Larry Barksdale
March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Sgt. Larry Barksdale, retired Criminal Investigations Case Manager and Crime Scene Tech Supervisor for the Lincoln Police Department, has now become a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice in Forensic Science. 


UNL Forensic Science
March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Pat Condon, Chief Deputy Prosecutor for the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office shared information about being a credible expert witness.

Condon outlined the order of proof and indicated several points to being credible when presenting expert witness testimony including conduct, consistency, knowledge and honesty.


UNL Forensic Science - John Donahue
March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Sgt. John Donahue, Supervisor of the Electronic Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Techs Unit for the Lincoln Police Department, gave a presentation highlighting the importance of electronic evidence in forensic science.

Donahue noted that the Electronic Crimes Unit specializes in: forensic computer and cell phone examinations, child pornography, investigations support and legal support.  Donahue indicated that almost all investigations include some sort of electronic evidence so having specialists in this area is crucial.


UNL Forensic Science - BRRS
March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013

Every year, UNL puts on a recruiting event for the Omaha area where all departments are asked to send representatives to host a booth for prospective students to visit. 

This year, the Forensic Science Program pulled out all the stops providing fingerprinting and fingerprint analysis, promotional item giveaways, and educational media.


UNL Forensic Science - Ashley Hall
February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013

Ashley Hall, a UNL Forensic Science faculty member, was just awarded a $2,700 Lucas Grant from the Forensic Sciences Foundation. 

These grants are open to members and affiliates of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and are intended to help scientists with in-depth problem oriented research.


UNL Forensic Science
February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Kent Weber, a Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Analyst with the Nebraska State Patrol crime lab discussed firearm and toolmark analysis with students.

Kent noted that the work he does includes but is not limited to: firearm function/modification analysis, analysis of bullets, casings, footwear/tires, serial number recovery, toolmark comparison, and shooting reconstruction.


UNL Forensic Science - Erin Steward
February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Erin Steward, a 5th-year Forensic Science major gave a presentation highlighting opportunities for students in the Forensic Science Program at UNL.

Erin is a very accomplished student having been a Teaching Assistant, completed an internship with the Lincoln Police Department, taken on a leadership role in the Forensic Science Club and is now finishing up her UCARE project.