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Press Release: Art of Crime Scene Reconstruction, Topic of Forensic Forum at DeSales, Tues., March 28
Date: 3/21/2006


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Art of Crime Scene Reconstruction, Topic of Forensic Forum at DeSales, Tues., March 28

Dennis Asen, D.D.S., a forensic odontologist, will be the guest speaker at the DeSales Forensic Forum on Tuesday, March 28. The program will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center auditorium at DeSales University. Asen replaces Timothy M. Palmbach, director of forensic science at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, who was scheduled to speak, but was forced to cancel for personal reasons. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Asen, who has worked with Lehigh Valley area coroners, also is the author of two books, "Deadly Impression," (Crimeline, 1996) and "Root of Deception," (Bantam, 1998).

The DeSales Forensic Forum, co-sponsored by the DeSales University Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments, has been an ongoing community educational resource since 2001. Prominent scientists established the forum to provide students with exposure to diverse areas of forensics and offers presentations. It has featured speakers of international renown, such as forensic artist Frank Bender, former FBI profiler Gregg McCary, law professor James E. Starrs, and forensic anthropologist, Dr. Tom Crist.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales, and an expert in forensic psychology and serial killers, coordinates the programs for the DeSales Forensic Forum. She has written numerous published books, including "The Unkown Darkness: Profiling Predators Among Us," which she co-authored with FBI veteran profiler Greg McCary. Ramsland also has been consulted by national media on forensic issues and has appeared on the Today Show, National Public Radio, and on cable programs, including Discovery, the Learning Channel, the Women's Entertainment Network and AMC.

For more information on the program, contact Dr. Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1445.


Press Release: Art of Crime Scene Reconstruction, Topic of Forensic Forum at DeSales, Tues., March 28 | Posted on: 3/21/2006

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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