20th Annual Arnold Markle Symposium Coming to UNH

Joann Wolwowicz

On Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11, 2011, the University of New Haven will play host to the 20th annual Arnold Markle Symposium to be held in Dodds Theater on campus. The topics of this year’s Symposium fall under the category of “Sex Crimes: Forensic Investigation of Rape, Sexual Assault, Serial Offenders, and Sexual Abuse” and will include presentations on different cases concerning sexual assault, sex crimes, and serial offenders, legal aspects of these  types of cases presented by prosecutors with experience in the field, presentations involving behavioral characteristics of sex offenders, and a presentation about the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to cover how the Internet is used to further these types of crimes.

An overall very valuable experience for all attendees, anyone interested in working with or who currently work with victims of sexual assault and violent crime would find this Symposium of great interest, including but not limited to attorneys, law enforcement, educators, students, and those employed in health care. In fact, this year’s program is especially designed for more people rather than just law enforcement. The Symposium is open to the public and is currently sponsored by the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven. Cost of the event will be $150, but students can register for $75 with valid school identification.

This year’s speakers will include a variety disciplines. Dr. Henry Lee, who created the forensic science program at the University of New Haven in 1974 and is known for his assistance in many investigations, is one of the speakers. Additionally, Michael M. Baden, a board certified forensic pathologist, Haskell M. Pitluck, a retired circuit court judge, Denny W. King, U.S. Marshal, Richard Walter, forensic psychologist, Donna Palomba, a victim of sexual assault, and Cristina Fernandez, the CyberTipline program manager in the Exploited Children Division at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will speak at the Symposium.