Public Issues Series: CSI, How Forensics Solves Crimes

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Northcentral Technical College
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30 pm UW-Marathon County Auditorium
Cost: Adults $5, Students Free

With over 20 years experience as Prosecutor, Chief Deputy Felony Division, representing numerous capital, assault, serial murder and sex crimes including the notorious Rasmussen and Yates cases in Washington State, DNA testimony expert Barbara Corey has taught at the FBI Academy and been featured on the television series 60 Minutes and Criminal Minds. Corey will speak on “CSI: How Forensics Solves Crimes” on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Northcentral Technical College and on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Auditorium. (Note: this program includes mature content and may not be suitable for people under the age of 18.)

After a high profile career as a criminal lawyer and prosecutor who was instrumental in establishing one of the nation’s first “special victims” units, Corey, whose cases have garnered national attention and been profiled in the New York Times, now specializes in the defense and appeals of felonies using DNA and other innovative evidence through her law office in Tacoma. Corey’s successful conviction of Guy Rasmussen in the 1996 kidnapping, assault and murder of a nine-year-old child was accomplished, absent of witnesses, via key DNA evidence. Considered a “cutting-edge” specialist in new technologies, including forensic botany, forensic entomology and DNA- profiling, Corey is now an expert consultant for the preparation of serious felony cases and investigation-related issues. “The increased use of forensic technology has exonerated many previously wrongfully convicted individuals,” Corey notes, “and has enabled us to even solve cold cases that are decades old.”

Corey’s presentation is part of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy’s Public Issues Series and is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County and Northcentral Technical College. A reception with refreshments will follow each presentation. Admission is $5 for adults: NTC and UWMC students are admitted free of charge. For more information, contact or