Jurisprudence January 2015 News Update

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Source: Christine Funk, JD, Section Chair

It’s January, and that can only mean one thing — it is time to start thinking about the Academy meeting. Have you booked your room? Purchased your airfare? The theme of the 2015 meeting, Celebrating The Forensic Science Family, is well suited for Orlando — a place where families, both nuclear and by choice, can get together for fun and frolic as well as academic learning.

This year, Jurisprudence had significantly more abstracts than could possibly be accepted. We have been blessed with an embarrassment of riches. Because of this bounty, many speakers who had submitted quality abstracts had to be turned away. There are a few ways more speakers could be accommodated — shortening speaking times or getting an additional room are some options. Discussions as to how to best address this “problem” are being had.

As to this year, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of programming. Jurisprudence is also proud to participate in the Workshops. Consider attending workshop #2 “The Electrophysiology of Impulsive Aggression and Criminal Responsibility;” #12 “Implementing and Evaluating 3D Technology in a 2D World;” as well as the full day workshop #20 “Cognitive Bias Issues in the Forensic Analysis of Pattern and Impression Evidence and in Medicolegal Evaluations;” and, #24 “Scientific Neutrality in Expert Witness Testimony.” These workshops promise to be chocked full of information you can put to use in your practice.

I look forward to seeing you in Orlando.