ABA’s Ninth Annual Prescriptions for Criminal Justice Forensic Science Conference


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Source: Carol Rose, ABA Criminal Justice Section

The American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section’s Ninth Annual Prescriptions for Criminal Justice Forensic Science conference will be held May 31 and June 1, 2018, at the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. The Louis Stein Center is located at Fordham University School of Law, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY. This year’s conference, co-sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Legal Aid Society of NY, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), The Innocence Project, and the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), will again bring together experts from the field, including defense counsel, academics, prosecutors, scientists, and statisticians to discuss the state of forensic science, developments in the practice, and the impact on criminal justice. Topics this year will include:

  • The Use of Statistical Analysis in Forensic Science
  • Developments in Forensic Disciplines:
    • Firearms Examination
    • Shoeprint Analysis
    • Handwriting Examination
    • Forensic Psychology and Risk Assessment Tools
  • Developments in the Law Affecting Forensic Methodologies
  • Laboratory Oversight
  • Ethics in the Laboratory and the Courtroom

For registration information, click HERE.