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February 18, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18, Mr. Lentini will be taking part in an Interdisciplinary Symposium in conjunction with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Anaheim, CA. His presentation will be entitled "The Fire Investigation Profession's Response to the NRC Report." This is an all-day session describing the responses of various forensic science disciplines to the National Academy of Sciences report, Strengthening Forensic Science in The United States: A Path Forward, released in 2009. Registration is required.

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February 28, 2020

On Friday, February 28, Mr. Lentini will be participating in a continuing legal education event sponsored by the Lincoln Memorial University Law Review in Knoxville, TN. His presentation will be entitled "A Model for Confronting Fire Investigation Errors.” To register for this CLE and receive 5.5 hours of CLE credit, email [email protected]

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April 4, 2020

On Saturday, April 4, Mr. Lentini will be participating in a CLE at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The title of his presentation will be "Confronting Inaccuracy in Arson Investigations." This presentation will be part of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) annual seminar, “Making Sense of Science: Forensic Science & the Law.” To register for this CLE and receive 14 hours of CLE credit, click on the link below.

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April 29, 2020

On Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30, Mr. Lentini will be present at the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) annual general meeting. He will have copies of his book, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, third edition available and will be happy to autograph your copy.

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A Hearing in the Cameron Todd Willingham Arson Case

John appeared at a hearing as a fire expert to testify about the fundamental misunderstandings that resulted in a wrongful conviction and execution.

What We Have Learned From the Willingham Case

Part 1 of a talk John gave recounting his involvement in investigating the Todd Willingham case at the 2010 NIJ conference

What We Have Learned From the Willingham Case

Part 2 of a talk John gave recounting his involvement in investigating the Todd Willingham case at the 2010 NIJ conference

Wrongful Arson Convictions and Developments

In 2015, John appeared to provide his expertise in a riveting interview regarding Teri Smallwood's conviction

The Black Holes of Oakland

John conducted a major investigation into the fire that destroyed 3,000 homes in Oakland California in 1991. The result was the debunking of several arson myths. 

Lime Street Fire Investigation

John produced a training video about the investigation of a fire that killed 6 in Jacksonville Florida on October 15, 1990. A full-scale fire test was conducted.

Forensic Science Essentials

John participated in the "Challenges in Fire Analysis and Document Examination" webinar where he educated his audience on fire expert qualifications and the importance of determining the correct cause of fire.