The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence and the National Institute of Justice are hosting the annual NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 8:30am – 5:00pm ET at the 75th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Orlando, Florida. (AAFS meeting registration is not necessary.) This will be a blended event with both an in-person and virtual component. The Symposium is an open meeting where attendees can learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas.
Forensic science is the application of sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering to matters of law.
NIJ’s forensic science research and development program focuses on basic and applied scientific research with the intent to:
- Direct the findings of basic scientific research in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science.
- Apply forensic science research to the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, rapid methods for the identification, analysis and interpretation of physical evidence.
- Expand the scientific basis of forensic methods.
- Produce useful materials, devices, systems or methods that have the potential for forensic application.
- Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice.
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