Jurisprudence Section Call for Abstract Submissions

Source: Leigh Tomlin, JD, Section Program Chair

As many of you know, the ​abstract submission portal ​for the 76th​ AAFS Annual Scientific Conference to be held in Denver, CO, February 19-24, 2024, is now open, and the deadline for abstract submissions is​ August 1, 2023. We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation during the Academy's 2024 Jurisprudence Section's program.​ Abstract submissions go through a blind review process and, if accepted, presenters are responsible for their own costs of registering for and attending the conference. 

The Jurisprudence Section's Program Chairs are soliciting the submission of abstracts on topics of interest to the legal forensic science community as well as focusing on the theme of the conference in promoting justice for all and integrity through forensic science.

The chairs are particularly focused on demonstrating the role each of our criminal justice partners (prosecutors, defense attorneys, judiciary, statisticians, human factors experts, forensic scientists, and innocence projects or other advocacy groups) play in advancing the interests of justice.​

Topics of interest the program committee hopes to solicit from each of these groups include:

  • Standards implementation​
  • Forensic techniques and their limitations
  • Forensic trainings and symposiums for lawyers
  • Transparency in forensic science
  • Interesting case studies/case examples
  • Guidelines for Reporting and Testimony
  • Emerging Issues

We thank you for considering submitting your research and ideas and look forward to reading your submissions. Please feel free to contact Section Program Chair Leigh Tomlin (leigh.tomlin@fsc.texas.gov) or Co-Chair Colin Bellair (colin.bellair@traviscountytx.gov) with any questions you may have.



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