Training on Science and Law

There are limited uniform national programs for educating lawyers and judges on forensic science, and educating forensic scientists on relevant laws. The Training on Science and Law Subcommittee explored mechanisms for judges, lawyers, and forensic scientists to engage in collaborative training to ensure that legal professionals understand the probative value and limitations of forensic science and forensic practitioners understand legal procedure and issues associated with the presentation of scientific evidence in court.

Training on Science and Law Subcommittee Members

Work Products Archive

National Forensic Science Curriculum

Initial Draft Recommendation on Forensic Science Curriculum Development (Introduced at NCFS Meeting #7 – August 10-11, 2015)
Adjudication Summary for Recommendation on Forensic Science Curriculum Development
Final Draft Recommendation on Forensic Science Curriculum Development 
Directive Recommendation on Forensic Science Curriculum Development (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #8 - December 7-8, 2015)

Updated June 22, 2017