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What Television Shows Like CSI Don’t Tell You About Forensic Science

Thursday, May 12 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM



FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! Register below. Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Speaker:
Erik Hall, Ph.D., Director of Forensic Science and Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University

Shows such as CSI and Criminal Minds, the many detective series and crime dramas available to stream to our devices, highlight our continuing fascination with forensic science and crime scene investigation. What really happens inside a crime laboratory and at a crime scene? Erik Hall, Director of Forensic Science at Saint Louis University and former Biology technical leader at the St. Louis City Crime Lab, discusses the role of the forensic scientist, covers scientific techniques used by police to solve crime, and dispels some myths about CSI. Bring your Sherlock Holmes caps as we discuss DNA, fingerprints, bloodstain pattern analysis, and other crime scene investigation techniques!

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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Thursday, May 12
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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St. Louis, MO United States + Google Map