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‘Jurimetrics’ 50th anniversary edition dedicated to College’s 2009 Forensic Science Conference


April 07, 2010

Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, the official journal of the American Bar Association's Section of Science & Technology Law, which is produced at the College of Law, celebrated its 50th anniversary with the publication of its Fall 2009 issue.

To help mark the anniversary, the special symposium issue has articles from the international conference, "Forensic Science in the 21st Century: The National Academy of Sciences and Beyond," held at the College of Law in April 2009. The conference brought international forensic experts together to discuss the National Research Council's report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the Untied States: A Path Forward."

Michael Saks, ASU Regents' Professor of Law and Psychology and co-chairman of the conference, served as the guest editor of the symposium issue and wrote the introduction, "Symposium on Forensic Science for the 21st Century." The other symposium articles include

Solving the Problems That Plague the Forensic Science Community by Harry T. Edwards, Senior Circuit Judge and Chief Judge Emeritus U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Co-Chair, Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, The National Academy of Sciences

The NAS/NRC Report on Forensic Science: A Glass Nine-Tenths Full (This Is About the Other Tenth) by D. Michael Risinger, John J. Gibbons Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

The National Research Council's Plan to Strengthen Forensic Science: Does the Path Forward Run Through the Courts? by William C. Thompson, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

The NRC Report and Its Implications for Criminal Litigation by Paul C. Giannelli, Albert J. Weatherhead III & Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University

Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice: Some Lessons From Comparative Experience by Kent Roach, Prichard and Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy and Professor of Law, University of Toronto, and Former Director of Research for the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario

How Can Francis Bacon Help Forensic Science? The Four Idols of Human Biases by Itiel E. Dror, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London; and Cognitive Consultants International Ltd.

To read more about the April 2009 conference, click here.

To learn more about Jurimetrics, click here.


Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law