Crime, Evidence and the Law

November 8, 2012

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA


Abstract: The Chicago FBI office will overview the FBI’s Evidence Response Team’s mission, training, and field work including their use of special forensic equipment and expertise. The talk will also highlight training requirements that ensure a high level of competence during the collection of evidence that can be introduced in courts throughout the U.S. and the World. The presentation will also depict special training sites such as the Body Farm and FBI investigations such as the terrorist downing of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.


Speaker: Special Agent, Douglas Seccombe, Senior Team Leader, Evidence Response Team, FBI Chicago.

Special Agent Doug Seccombe has 21 years of experience which includes fugitive investigations, white collar crime investigations, street gang investigations, two tours of Iraq as an agent embedded with Joint Special Operations Command, and 18 years as a member of the Chicago FBI ERT to include Senior Team Leader since 2003. In terms of ERT matters, SA Seccombe was involved in the investigation of the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya in 1998, the crash of United Flight 93 in 2001, the exhumation and autopsy of civil rights martyr Emmett Till in 2005, and the recovery of disinterred human remains at Burr Oak Cemetery in 2009. The Chicago ERT on average is tasked over 100 times per year which include Federal cases and assisting state and local law enforcement when requested.

Parking: Discounted parking will be made available at the 222 E. Huron St. garage.

Event Details

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents:

What: Crime, Evidence and the Law

Where: Hughes Auditorium at Northwestern University Chicago Campus, 303 East Superior

When: Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Reception & Registration – 5pm. RSVP required for the reception. Please register below.
Presentation – 6pm. Free & Open to the Public. C2ST members have priority seating.