The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Webinar on Social Science Research in Forensic Science


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Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, National Institute of Justice

Expanding Social Science Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System Webinar

In 2004, NIJ created the Social Science Research on Forensic Sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.

Now, after more than ten separate research projects, including a demonstration field experiment, the research agenda is set to enter a new phase by approaching questions much broader than just the impact of DNA research on investigations.

The panel for this webinar will highlight notable projects on cost-benefit analyses, forensic evidence’s impact on investigations, and DNA processing efficiencies from both the SSRFS program and complementary NIJ research efforts. We will then discuss the next set of research topics the SSRFS program will explore and highlight outstanding questions from these topics.

The webinar will be held Tuesday, November 10, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Register to attend, and/or get notified when the transcript and recording are available. Click HERE for more information.