8:10

Essential Elements of Science: Hypotheses, Falsifiability, Replication, Peer Review

 

Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science

 

The Science of Statistics: Error Testing, Probabilities, Observer Bias

 

Jay Kadane, Senior Statistician, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

9:00

Discussion

9:20

Forensic DNA

 

Science

 

Robin Cotton, Director, Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program, Boston University School of Medicine

 

Policy and Politics

 

Chris Asplen, Vice President, Gordon Thomas Honeywell Government Affairs and former Executive Director, U.S. Attorney General’s National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence

10:10

Discussion

10:45

The Science of Forensic Disciplines

 

What is the state of the art? Where is research conducted?

Where is it published? What is the scientific basis that informs the interpretation of the evidence? Where are new developments coming from? What are the major problems in the scientific foundation or methods and in the practice? What research questions would you like to have answered?

 

Moderator: Constantine Gatsonis, Committee Co-Chair



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement