Use of DNA in Criminal Investigations

Public Hearing on the Use of DNA in Criminal Investigations

March 18, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Liberty View Ballroom
Independence Visitor Center

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Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Chairman (opening statement)
Senator Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. (opening remarks)

Deborah Harley Tierney, Esquire
Chief, Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, and Sarah Hart,
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
(written testimony)

Michael P. Garvey, Jr.
Director, Forensic Science Bureau
Philadelphia Police Department
(Inspector Robert J. Small and Joseph Szarka, Forensic Laboratory Manager appeared on Mr. Garvey’s behalf – written testimony)

Christopher H. Asplen, Esq.
Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs
(no written testimony)

Captain Robert Scott
Acting Director, Bureau of Forensic Services

Deborah Calhoun
Director, Scientific Services Division

Pennsylvania State Police
(written testimony)

Other Materials

Andy Hoover, Legislative Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

The Department of Corrections provided its policy on DNA testing.

Senate Bill 775 introduced by Senator Pileggi.

David H. Kaye, Distinguished Professor of Law and Weiss Family Faculty Scholar, Penn State Dickinson School of Law