The Program is committed to assessing emerging legal issues related to science and technology, promoting the use of scientific evidence in legal contexts, and providing expert assistance to the legal community through a variety of projects and activities. To learn more about our current initiatives and projects, click on the links in the grey box above, or continue reading.
- Court Appointed Scientific Experts CASE is a service that assists federal and state judges, administrative law judges in identifying highly qualified scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals to serve as scientific and technical experts.Learn more about this project
- Judicial Seminars on Neuroscience These seminars inform selected federal, state, and administrative law judges about the issues they may encounter in light of new developments in neuroscience. Leading neuroscientists address such topics as pain, violence, and memory. Learn more about this project
- Forensic Science Assessments: A Quality and Gap Analysis AAAS conducted an analysis of the underlying scientific bases for the forensic tools and methods currently used in the criminal justice system. This project evaluated the quality of the studies the forensic community relies on to support its practices and, where the scientific underpinning of these practices falls short, recommended a research agenda for the field. Learn more about this project