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Forensic Roadshow with Paul Zambella

October 17, 2023 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Robbins Library as we venture into the world of CSI with this interactive

program that introduces you to the fascinating subject of forensic science. The program will

delve into the functioning of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, including the role

of a forensic scientist and the many possible elements of a crime scene, such as blood, DNA,

fingerprints, gunshot residue, footwear impressions, metal detection and crime light. To add

mystery to the program, the audience will help identify a “suspect”.

Our guide will be Paul Zambella, a Forensic Scientist formerly with the Massachusetts State

Police Crime Laboratory for 36 years. His functions in the laboratory included crime scene

investigator, criminalist, drug analyst, serologist and toxicologist. He participated in more than

500 crime scene investigations, examined thousands of physical evidence items and testified in

more than 350 criminal trials. Paul has taught courses in Forensic Science at several universities

and lectured at Suffolk University and to various law enforcement institutions including the

Massachusetts State Police Academy, the Northeast Regional Police Institute and the

Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.

Due to the nature of the subject matter, this program is recommended for people of high-

school age and older.


October 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Robbins Library Community Room
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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