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Shattered Lives: Elaine Pagliaro of the Henry C. Lee Institute Discusses DNA and Forensics

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Another staff member of the esteemed Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science will be making an appearance on Shattered Lives to give listeners insight on the use of DNA in investigations.  DNA technology has made large strides in the last several years and has played a part in many areas of criminal justice including wrongful convictions and identifying perpetrators of crime through exact science.


Elaine M. Pagliaro, JD, MS

Elaine Pagliaro Shattered LivesElaine Pagliaro, a member of the staff at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, is retired from the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, Division of Scientific Services, Forensic Science Laboratory, where she was Acting Director and worked in Criminalistics and Forensic Biology for almost 30 years.  During that time, Ms. Pagliaro was involved in most of the major criminal investigations in Connecticut and in cases of national prominence, such as the Penney Serra and Martha Moxley murders, the Michael Ross serial murders, the investigation of the death of Vincent Foster and the infamous “Woodchipper Murder” case.  She has qualified as an expert witness in the areas of forensic biochemistry, forensic DNA analysis, hair examination, and crime scene reconstruction in Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Louisiana and in Federal courts. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science, a member of several other professional organizations, and served on the Connecticut Commission for the Standardization of the Collection of Sexual Assault Evidence. Ms. Pagliaro has authored numerous publications on forensic science for professional journals and has presented at national and international symposia. A recent book, Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, which she co-edited with Drs. Rita Hammer and Barbara Moynihan, received a best advanced practice book award from the American Journal of Nursing.  Her most recent book, written with Dr. Henry Lee and Katherine Ramsland, is entitled The Real World of the Forensic Scientist.

Ms. Pagliaro is an adjunct faculty member at several Connecticut universities and colleges, including Quinnipiac University, where she instructs students of criminal justice and the law.  A summa cum laude graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, Ms. Pagliaro is a member of the bar in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and the Federal District of New Hampshire.

Shattered Lives: Elaine Pagliaro of the Henry C. Lee Institute Discusses DNA and Forensics

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