Policy & Advocacy

Promoting Forensic Science Reform

Following the 2009 National Academies' report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, on the many scientific deficiencies in forensic science disciplines, the ASA has been active in urging Forensic Science reform.

The following activities are informed by the ASA Forensic Science Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, which includes Joseph Gastwirth, GWU; Constantine Gatsonis, Brown University; Karen Kafadar, Indiana University; Chris Saunders, South Dakota State University; Bruce Spencer, Northwestern University; James Curran, University of Auckland; Hal Stern, UC Irvine; Bruce Weir, University of Washington; and Sandy Zabell, Northwestern University.

ASA is involved in forensic science reform because of ASA members who have served on National Academies' (or NIST) forensic science panels:

Contact ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson with any inquiries: (703) 302-1841.