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Forensic Science: Current Concepts and Issues

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1 hour

This training was presented as a part of the National Center on Forensics conference at George Mason University on August 8th, 2023. In this session, former Senior Advisor on Forensic Science in the Office of Legal Policy at the US Department of Justice Kenneth Melson touches on many topics affecting and influencing the field of forensic science currently. From backlogs to accreditation processes and entities, George Washington Law Professor Melson covers a succinct yet extensive snapshot of the current state of forensics. This session breaks down expert reports, discusses the current size of the field, and discusses how shortcomings are being addressed across the board via accreditation processes and the introduction and implementation of standards.

Date Created: February 12, 2024