04/09/2007

Renowned Scientist to Discuss Hollywood and Forensics

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Detectives on hit shows like CSI might make great television investigators but how accurate is their portrayal of forensic science?  How much does the silver screen distort science and procedures?

West Virginia University will offer answers to these questions and more at the eighth annual James L. (Jack) Frost Lecture in Forensic Medicine.  The free “Hollyweirds” lecture takes place Friday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in the WVU Health Sciences Center Auditorium.

James E. Starrs, L.L.M., professor of law and forensic sciences at George Washington University, will speak on the representation of forensics in the media. Starrs is best known for directing exhumations of historical figures like Jessie James and for his computerized simulations of the Nicole Brown Simpson, Ronald Goldman and Menendez killings.

The Jack Frost Lecture series is named for the doctor and former faculty member who devoted more than 29 years of service to the state.

For more information contact the WVU Office of Continuing Education at (304) 293-3937 or visit the Web site at www.ce.wvu.edu. 

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
sb: 04-09-07

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