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Lee Institute Recognizes Outstanding Law Enforcement, Legal Experts

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10/10/2011 6:37 PM
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Oct. 10, 2011

 WEST HAVEN, CONN.  – Several outstanding members of the legal and law enforcement community today (Monday,  Oct. 10)  were recognized by the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven during the opening day of the 20th annual Arnold Markle Symposium.

The two-day symposium, named for the late State’s Attorney, this year focuses on “Investigation of Sexual Assault, Serial Offenders and Sexual Abuse” and is taking place at the University of New Haven’s main campus on Oct. 10 and 11.

The awards were presented by Henry C. Lee, chaired professor and founder of the Lee Institute. The awards included:

Markle 2011, Michael Baden MIchael Baden

The Markle Award to Michael Baden in recognition of “outstanding lifetime achievement.”  Baden, a board certified forensic pathologist and former New York City chief medical examiner, is the co-director of the New York State Police Medico-Legal Investigation Unit. Baden was chairman of the forensic pathology panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on assassinations that investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of “Unnatural Death, Confessions of a Medical Examiner” and “Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers.”  He and his wife, Linda, are co-authors of “Remains Silent,” and “Skeleton Justice,” popular forensic novels. In addition, Baden has been the subject of 10 HBO specials.

Markle 2011, Haskel Pitluck, Henry C. Lee

Haskel Pitluck (left), Henry C. Lee

The Judicial Award to Haskel Pitluck, retired circuit judge, McHenry County, Ill

Pitluck has mediated personal injury, medical malpractice, and contract and construction cases and served as an assistant state’s attorney for McHenry County. A past president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Pitluck  is a co-author with Richard C. Froede, M.D., of the text, “The Scientific Expert in Court.”

Markle 2011, Denny King, Henry C. Lee

Denny W. King (left), Lee

The Law Enforcement Award to Denny W. King, U.S. Marshal, Middle District.  King started his career in law enforcement in 1973 as a police officer for the city of LaFollette,Tenn. He became a Tennessee state trooper in 1974, eventually being promoted to commissioner of safety. King served on the National Governor’s Security, executive board for several years.  President George Bush appointed King a United States Marshal for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Markle 2011, Michael Lawlor, Henry C. Lee

Lee (left), Michael Lawlor

The Community Service Award to Michael Lawlor, undersecretary of criminal justice for policy and planning for the State of Connecticut.  A former prosecutor, Lawlor served as State Representative of the 99th Connecticut General Assembly District, located in the town of East Haven. From 1995 to 2010, he was the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. A University of Connecticut graduate, he has a master’s degree in Soviet studies from the University of London and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law.  He is a former professor of criminal justice at UNH.

Markle 2011, Patricia Froehlich, Henry C. Lee

Patricia M. Froehlich (left), Lee

District Attorney Award to Patricia M. Froehlich, State’s Attorney, Judicial District of Windham, Conn. Froehlich was first appointed in July, 2001 and appointed to a second term in 2009.  She has prosecuted multiple misdemeanors, felonies and capital felonies, taught at Western Connecticut State University and at Marist College’s Special Academic Program at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. In addition, she has conducted training for law enforcement officers on topics such as victim/witness advocacy, the criminal justice system, report writing and courtroom demeanor.

Markle 2011, Peter Massey, Henry C. Lee

Peter Massey (left), Lee

The Distinguished Service Award to Peter Massey.  Massey is a former detective for the Hamden, Conn. Department of Police Services, where he earned four Letters of Recognition, eight Certificates of Commendation and two Unit Citations.  He retired in July 2003 and is now the coordinator for the National Crime Scene Training and Technology Center at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science. He is also a forensic science lecturer in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences and a candidate for a Ph.D. degree in criminal justice.

 A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private, top-tier comprehensive university with an 82-acre main campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 5,900: approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,200 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in university housing. The university offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Tagliatela College of Engineering and University College. University of New Haven students study abroad through a variety of distinctive programs