Marguerite   DeWitt

Lecturer I  

Office: BSETB 328
Phone: (956) 882-8993
Email: marguerite.dewitt@utrgv.edu

Dr. Marguerite DeWitt

A retired Medical Examiner with MD and JD degrees Expertise in forensic pathology, court practices, forensic issues in criminal justice, and evidence Full-time Lecturer Teaches in the Criminal Justice Department







Selected Presentations


  • Marguerite DeWitt. "Expert Witness Testimony: Truth vs. Opinion," Monthly Meeting of the Cameron County Bar Association, Cameron County Bar Association, Brownsville, Texas (June 2017)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "Choking, Strangling, and Hickies: Forensic Evidence from Perspectives of Healthcare Professionals," Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation Conference, Office for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention - UTRGV, UTRGV - Brownsville (October 2016)

  • Marguerite DeWitt and Angelika Potempa. "Time to Re-evaluate But Not Abandon Mandated Reporting," Annual PACE Conference: Bioethics - Healthcare and Treatment in Education and Practice, UT - Pan American, Edinburg, TX (March 2012)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "The Forensic Autopsy," Victimology Symposium, UT-Brownsville/Department of Criminal Justice, Brownsville, Texas (May 2011)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. ""When the Bough Breaks"," With the Child in Mind, Maine Judicial Branch Conference, Portland, Maine (March 2010)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "Fire-Related deaths," Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, Maine (August 2009)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "Forensic Autopsy Procedures," Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, Maine (August 2009)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "The Medical examiner's Approach to the Investigation of Sudden Infant Deaths," Cops and Caseworkers Conference, Maine State Police, Augusta, Maine (September 2008)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "Introduction to the Forensic Sciences and the Medical Examiner System in Maine," Guest Lecture, University of Maine, Orono, Maine (September 2007)

  • Marguerite DeWitt. "Disguised Suicides," Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, Maine (August 2007)

Current Courses

CRIJ 3310 04 - Constitution & Criminal Law:
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CRIJ 4362 01 - ST: Forensic Investigation:
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CRIJ 1306 03 - Court Systems & Practices:
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CRIJ 3310 90L - Constitution & Criminal Law:
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