Join the Friends of the Robbins Library as we venture into the world of CSI with this interactive program that introduces you to the fascinating subject of forensic science. The program will delve into the functioning of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, including the role of a forensic scientist and the many possible elements of a crime scene, such as blood, DNA, fingerprints, gunshot residue, footwear impressions, metal detection and crime light. To add mystery to the program, the audience will help identify a “suspect”.

Our guide will be Paul Zambella, a Forensic Scientist formerly with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory for 36 years. His functions in the laboratory included crime scene investigator, criminalist, drug analyst, serologist and toxicologist. He participated in more than 500 crime scene investigations, examined thousands of physical evidence items and testified in more than 350 criminal trials. Paul has taught courses in Forensic Science at several universities and lectured at Suffolk University and to various law enforcement institutions including the Massachusetts State Police Academy, the Northeast Regional Police Institute and the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.

Due to the nature of the subject matter, this program is recommended for people of high-school age and older.

This program will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room (lower level); admission is free and open to all.

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