GU Forensics Conference 2019


Forensics Conference 2019 

Friday, April 5th

6:30 pm Registration Check-in

6:50 pm Welcome to the 2019 Greenville University Forensics Conference

7:00 pm Peter Smerick, “The Role of Criminal Profilers in Sexual Assault Cases”

8:00 pm Russell & Myra Strand, “Trauma Informed Response and Care”

Saturday, April 6th 

7:30 am Registration Check-in for those who didn’t attend Friday evening

8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:20 am Welcome and Announcements

8:30 am Deb and Rob Smith, “DNA: A Chain of Change”

9:30 am Peter Smerick, “Understanding the Motivations of Rapists: All Rapists Are Not Alike”

10:20 am Break

10:30 am Russell and Myra Strand, “Vicarious Trauma Mitigation”

Noon Lunch

12:30 pm Gary Cumberland, “Rape Examination & Evidence Collection; Chain of Custody is Everything”

1:20 pm Travel to 1st Break-out Session

1:25 pm *1st Break-out Session

2:15 pm Travel to 2nd Break-out Session

2:20 pm *2nd Break-out Session

3:10 pm Travel back to Dining Commons for Refreshment Break

3:15 pm Panel Discussion

4:00 pm Final Speaker, Peter Smerick, “Walking in the Shoes of a Criminal Profiler – The Anita G. Case”

*Break-out selections will be online soon, you can select which break-outs you would like to attend. Simply fill out the jot form.

Among the line-up of presenters for Saturday are...Peter A. Smerick, retired FBI profiler and forensic scientist, he will share from his history with high profile cases across the country.  Dr. Gary Cumberland, an East St. Louis High School alumnus, holding graduate and medical degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is a retired forensic pathologist and medical examiner.  Debbie and Rob Smith, of H-E-A-R-T, Inc.  (Hope Exists After Rape Trauma), Debbie is a rape survivor who was instrumental in getting CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), through the Debbie Smith Act and her husband Rob was a police officer at the time of the crime.  Russell and Myra Strand, of Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques, Russell is a retired Senior Special Agent, and Myra is a co-founder and former CEO at Victim Witness Services.   Troy Stabenow, Assistant Federal Public Defender in Western (Jeff City) Missouri, in addition to this he is an adjunct Professor at the Univ. of Missouri Law School.  He regularly speaks on computer crimes.

The Conference format will include large group presentations, Break-out sessions, panel discussion and opportunities for meaningful connection among participants.



High school or Greenville University Students $10  

Adult accompanying HS student/All other University Students $20

All others $30


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