31st Annual Arnold Markle Symposium

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023 – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theater at the University of New Haven
Topic: Domestic Violence: Intervention and Investigation

The 31st Annual Arnold Markle Symposium/46th Annual Advanced Homicide Investigation Symposium will be held on Monday, October 23rd, 2023, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, both in-person and virtually. This symposium focuses on Domestic Violence: Intervention and Investigation, is proudly hosted by the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and co-sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and Jane Doe No More.

During this full-day symposium, leading experts will provide insight and guidance on the key concepts to address both intervention and the investigation of domestic violence cases. In addition to addresses by the keynote speakers, the symposium will include talks by leading experts and a panel discussion on the forensic investigation of incidents of domestic violence.

Keynote speakers include Connecticut State’s Attorney Margaret E. Kelley (Ansonia/Milford JD) Office of the Chief’s State’s Attorney of the CT State Division of Criminal Justice; Dr. Galina Portnoy, Ph.D., Yale University and Director for the Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS); and Dr. Henry C. Lee, Ph.D., Founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.

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Our Ties to the University of New Haven

Dr. Lee has been a member of the faculty at the University of New Haven since 1975 and helped establish one of the foremost academic forensic programs in the world. The University and its students are world-renowned in this field. You can visit www.newhaven.edu to find out more about undergraduate and graduate study in the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the University of New Haven campus. While we work hand-in-hand toward a common goal, it is important to note the Lee Institute is a separate entity that works closely with the University.

Through training, consultation, research and a unique public learning center, the Institute’s goal is to make the criminal justice system more effective. Toward that goal, we provide unique and effective training programs and cutting edge resources to professionals in the law enforcement fields.

More About Dr. Lee

Dr. Henry C. Lee is the founding father of the Institute. The legendary investigator is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Find out more about the world-famous investigator on https://www.facebook.com/DrHenryLee.