CONVO: Chemistry and Law Enforcement
Date(s) - 04/19/2018
Crounse Hall - Vahlkamp Theatre
Chemistry in the Public Interest: Chemistry, Law Enforcement, and Counter-Terrorism
Forensic science seeks to develop techniques and methods to answer questions related to law enforcement and defense investigations. The central concept of “chemistry in the public interest” can be used to guide and inform research activities in this area. Dr. John Goodpaster, director of forensic sciences at IUPUI, seeks to combine powerful chemical analysis methods with issues of acute social relevance such as law enforcement, public health, and counter-terrorism. His laboratory investigations include work on explosives and IEDs, lifestyle markers, and trace evidence. Goodpaster will discuss the state of research in this area and its impact on the public interest.
FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC