Prominent Forensic Scientist to Speak at UNH Conference for Land Surveyors
By Linda Conti, Professional Development
April 4, 2007
Henry C. Lee, Ph.D., internationally prominent forensic scientist and
legal investigator, will speak at a two-day conference sponsored by UNH
Professional Development and Training Thursday and Friday, April 12 and
13, at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH.
The conference, "Following the Footsteps of the Original Surveyor," will
focus on case studies and methods for today's surveyors to retrace original
land boundaries. It is geared to land surveyors, foresters, civil engineers,
attorneys, selectmen, town planners, and related professionals.
Lee, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and several honorary doctoral degrees,
will give his presentation, "Investigative Techniques and Considerations
for the Discovery, Analysis, and Perpetuation of Evidence," on April
He has been commissioner, chief criminologist, and director of the Connecticut
State Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Meriden, Connecticut. A professor
and founder of the forensic science department at the University of New
Haven, Lee is a distinguished adjunct professor at eight other universities.
In addition to having an involvement in 30 books and several hundred professional
articles, he has testified over 1,000 times and serves as a consultant
for over 900 agencies.
Several sessions will be offered throughout the conference, led by experts
in retracement surveying and the gathering of legal evidence. A discussion
of Verplanck Colvin's famous survey of the Adirondacks, led by Donald Wilson,
conference coordinator, land surveyor, and author of several articles and
books, including his upcoming publication, "Forensic Techniques for
Boundary and Title Investigation," will be among the other conference
The cost of the conference is $360 and is approved for continuing education
hours for surveyors and foresters. For more information, contact Professional
Development & Training at 2-4234 or go to www.learn.unh.edu/surveys.