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Forensics: Follow the Science

About this event

The National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association cordially invite Capitol Hill staff, members of Congress and interested parties to attend a briefing: "Forensics: Follow the Science."

Forensic science is an integral part of the American judicial process--essential to both prosecutions and defenses. However, the field has also come under scrutiny. This briefing will highlight how the use of the scientific method can inform the field of forensics and ways to improve judicial system outcomes through evidence-based inquiry.

The panel will feature:

Dr. Heather O'Beirne Kelly, Science Government Relations Office, American Psychological Association

Dr. G. Daniel Lassiter, Professor of Psychology, Ohio University

Dr. Mark D. Shriver, Professor of Anthropology and Gemetics, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Gary L. Wells, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Fay Lomax Cook, Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation.

When: Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Where: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill

RSVP: by May 11, 2015 at symposium@nsf.gov

Lunch will be provided

Special thanks to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, as well as Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson for support for this briefing.

Related agencies

  • American Psychological Association