Scientific Rigor for the Courtroom - Capitol Hill Briefing

April 1, 2014: ACS Science & the Congress, with co-sponsor the American Statistical Association, held a briefing on Capitol Hill on improving the scientific rigor and use of forensic science for courtrooms. Panelists spoke on how both legal actors and scientists confront forensics in 2014.

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  1. Steve Pierson introducing Courtroom Scientific Rigor
  2. Moderator Jay Siegel @michiganstateu & @IUPUI provided context on the National Academies' report on forensic science (2009 publication)

  3. Jay Siegel, Recommendations for Improving Forensic Science
  4. Edward Cheng @vanderbiltlaw on handling of scientific evidence in courtroom

  5. Edward Cheng, Scientific vs Legal Cultures Regarding Forensics
  6. Suzanne Bell @WestVirginiaU on analysis of gunshot residue

  7. Suzanne Bell, Improving Forensic Use of Gunshot Residue
  8. Mary Bush, SUNY at Buffalo School of Dentistry #UBuffalo on bitemark analysis

  9. Mary Bush, Improving Use of Bitemarks in Court
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