Criminalist III | Forensic Biology Unit/Crime Scene Response
SANTA CLARA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CRIME LABORATORY
Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab
October 2, 2023 at 8:58:00 PM
Forensic Science is the application of science to law. Forensic Science and the Crime Laboratory’s role in a criminal investigation have been significantly greater due to advances in scientific methods and technology! In my presentation, I will share my path to a career in Forensic Science and will also discuss the various sections of the Santa Clara County District Attorney Crime Laboratory to provide an overview of how science is used to solve crimes and exonerate the innocent.
Meet the Speaker:
Jeremiah Garrido is currently a Criminalist/DNA Analyst assigned to the Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory Forensic Biology Unit. His primary duties at the Crime Laboratory include assisting law enforcement in processing crime scenes for physical evidence, performing forensic DNA analysis, and providing expert witness testimony in court. In addition to having the opportunity to work on criminal cases from the crime scene to the crime laboratory, he has taught as an Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Science at SJSU and local colleges in the Bay Area.
Jeremiah/Mr. Garrido has provided analysis and expert testimony in various cases involving violent homicides, sexual assault investigations, property crimes, and cold cases. He holds a B.S. in Forensic Science and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Haven in Connecticut and is a professional member of the following organizations: International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, California Association Of Criminalistics, American Academy of Forensic Science.