Lawyer to discuss role of expert witnesses in forensics

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KINGSTON, R.I.—October 8, 2008—Gil Sapir, a forensic consultant and attorney will discuss, “The Expert Witness” at the University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar.

The discussion will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124. The seminars are free and open to public.

Sapir received his masters of science in criminalistics from the University of Illinois and received a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has written extensively on breath testing deficiencies and the unreliability of standardized field sobriety tests. Sapir has also taken factory training on most breath testing devices such as EC-IR and DataMaster. Sapir has been published in Forensic Magazine and his work can also be seen in Forensic Evidence: Science and the Criminal Law.