The National Academy of Sciences is featuring an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on Forensic Science: The Nexus of Science and the Law at the National Academies Building in Washington, D.C. on November 16-18, 2005.
The Supreme Court's Daubert standard has reignited some old challenges to "forensic science" and to the experts that present it in legal settings. Questions continue to be raised regarding the scientific basis for traditional forensic methods, from fingerprints to trace evidence, as well as how the courts should respond to novel scientific evidence. This Colloquium will review the science in forensic science from multiple perspectives: the perspective of government forensic laboratories, the basic science underlying forensic technologies, and, of course, from the perspective of the courts, the ultimate judges of standards for expert scientific testimony.
The early registration fee for general participants is $250, which includes the costs of meals and receptions. Please note that the general participant registration fee will increase to $350 after September 16, 2005. A reduced all-inclusive registration fee of $100 is offered to Graduate Students and Postdocs.
A poster session is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the NAS Building on Thursday, November 17th. General participants and students are eligible to participate in the poster session.
For more information or to register for the colloquium, please go to www.nas.edu/sackler/forensic or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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