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Second Annual National Conference on Science and the Law

By Hart, Sarah V.

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Title: Second Annual National Conference on Science and the Law  
Author: Hart, Sarah V.
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Language: English
Subject: Law., Law & economy, Litigation and arbitration
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Publisher: Department of Justice

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Hart, S. V. (n.d.). Second Annual National Conference on Science and the Law. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Executive Summary: The Second Annual National Conference on Science and the Law brought together members of the scientific, legal, and academic communities to examine and promote an understanding of science among legal professionals and to promote an understanding of the legal system among scientists. The conference, held October 10?14, 2000, in San Diego, California, was sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the National Center for State Courts in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Judicial Center. Conference speakers explored emerging areas and changing standards of admissibility; concerns surrounding risk assessment and predictions of dangerousness; expert testimony and the role of the judge, jurors, and attorneys; DNA evidence as it is used now and how it may be used in the future; and changes in the treatment of evidence admitted to the court, illustrated through discussions of the Clutter murder case of the 1960s. This report summarizes the conference presentations and discussions.

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Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Wednesday, October 11, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Welcoming Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Panel I. Training and Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Panel II. Cosponsor Information Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Thursday, October 12, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Opening Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Keynote Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Panel III. Emerging Areas of Admissibility/Changing Standards of Admissibility . . . . . . . . . 9 Panel IV. Risk Assessment/Predictions of Dangerousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Panel V. Call-for-Papers Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Panel VI. Breakout Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Friday, October 13, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Panel VII. What?s Happening Now and May Happen in the Future With DNA Evidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Panel VIII. New Procedures for Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Luncheon Presentation: Stalking?The Science, the Law, and CourtroomDynamics . . . . . 25 Panel IX. Call-for-Papers Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Panel X. Breakout Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Saturday, October 14, 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Introduction to the Clutter Murder Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Panel XI. Blood and DNA Evidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Panel XII. Firearms and Toolmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Panel XIII. Trace Evidence: Footprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Luncheon Presentation: The Truth May Be Out There?Forensic Science Meets the Television Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Panel XIV. Trace Evidence: Rope and Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Panel XV. Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Panel XVI. Concluding Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41


 
 



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