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CJSM 0900 H13: Sexually Violent Crime: The Body as Evidence
Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Leah Bush, Instructors

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Sexually violent crime continues to challenge investigators and concern the general public. It has been estimated that every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. In many cases, sexual assault results in homicide. Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Leah Bush, two of the countries top forensic scientists, will share their individual and collective expertise to help the participants understand the importance of the body as evidence as it relates to sexually violent crimes.

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  • Sexual Assault
  • Violent Crime
  • Case Studies
  • Serial Rape and Homicide
  • Sexual Assault Case Reconstruction
  • Biological Evidence on Body
  • Trace Evidence on Body
  • Pattern Evidence on Body
  • Medical Evidence Case Studies


  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded by George Mason University
  • Application has been made for career development/in-service credit from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Continental breakfast and lunch (both days)
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of Attendance
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      George Mason University
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      Manassas, VA 20110
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    • Forensic Scientists
    • Crime Scene Analysts
    • Law Enforcement
    • Trial Attorneys
    • Coroners/Medical Examiners
    • Prosecutors
    • Judges
    • Forensic Scientists
    • Hospital Emergency Room Nurses
    • Rape Crisis Center Personnel

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    Dr. Henry C. Lee is currently the Chief Emeritus for Scientific Services and was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut. He has served as that state’s Chief Criminalist since 1979. Dr. Lee is a Distinguished Professor at the University of New Haven and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at University of New Haven. Dr. Lee’s work has made him a landmark in the modern practice of forensic sciences and he has been a prominent player in many of the most challenging cases of the last 40 years. During his career, he has worked with law enforcement agencies in helping to solve more than 6,000 cases. Dr. Lee was the driving force in establishing a modern State Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Connecticut.

    Leah Bush, MD Former Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Bush is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and forensic pathology. Dr. Bush received her BS in biology from Virginia Tech, her MS in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MD from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). She completed a pathology residency at MCV and a forensic pathology fellowship at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond, Virginia

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