Breaking Down a Bombing: Stevenson’s 2014 Forensic Symposium to Explore the Forensics of Explosive Devices

October 1, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies will host its annual Forensic Symposium, Wednesday, October 22, 6-8 p.m. in the Francis X. Pugh Courtroom in the University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership, Owings Mills campus, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

The symposium, titled “The Forensics of Explosive Devices,” will examine incidents such as the Boston Marathon Bombing from a forensics perspective. Led by Stevenson faculty and outside experts, the program will feature analysis of the profiling of a potential bomber (and the “CSI Effect”), the challenges of collecting trace evidence, and the anatomy of incendiary devices. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about Stevenson’s career-focused degree programs offered in Forensic Studies, Forensic Science, Cyber Forensics, and Criminal Justice.

Featured speakers for the symposium will be:

  • Dr. Christopher Wilk, Forensic Psychiatrist (Profiling)
  • Supervisory Special Agent Theron Jackson, Group Supervisor at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Role of the ATF)
  • Mitchell Dinterman, Section Chief, Crime Scene Section, Maryland State Police, Forensic Sciences Division (Crime Scene Processing)
  • Dr. John Tobin, Program Coordinator of Stevenson’s Forensic Science Program (Anatomy of an IED)

Forensic Symposium Registration

Registration is free but space is limited. To register, contact Amanda Courter, Enrollment Counselor, at 443-352-4243, email, or visit
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Stevenson’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers online and onsite master’s and bachelor’s degree programs for working adults. Adult bachelor’s programs include Business Administration, Business and Computer Information Systems, Business Communication, Criminal Justice (online), Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing RN to BS (onsite or online), and Paralegal Studies.

Master’s degree programs include Business and Technology Management (onsite and online), Cyber Forensics (onsite and online), Forensic Science (onsite and online), Forensic Studies (onsite and online with accounting, information technology, legal, investigation, interdisciplinary, and criminalistics tracks), Healthcare Management, Nursing (with concentrations of either leadership/management, nursing education, or population-based care coordination) and Teaching with a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus.