WorkshopsForensic Technology Center of Excellence

Technology Transition Workshops are small group events where forensic practitioners receive hands-on experience with new forensic science technology. These workshops provide information to law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories considering purchasing and implementing the respective technology.

 

Upcoming FTCoE Workshops

 

Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making- April 7th & 8th 2015 (in Research Triangle Park NC)

The National Institute of Justice and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (Participating Partner: RTI International) would like to announce the Technology Transition Workshop: Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making. The goal of this workshop is to provide forensic examiners training by cognitive experts to recognize and minimize bias in forensic science. Forensic science plays a pivotal role in policing and the criminal justice system. Although it is widely used and accepted evidence, the work involved in making forensic comparisons requires human perception, judgment, and decision-making. Forensic examiners receive training; however, this training does not sufficiently address cognitive factors in making forensic comparisons. Read more...

Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making- April 26th 2015 (in Washington DC)

Itiel Dror - University College London The workshops will explain some of the brain and cognitive mechanisms that are relevant to forensic decision making. Then these insights will be connected to practical and specific issues in forensic work. The workshop will include specific examples from a variety of forensic domains, from, DNA and fingerprinting to forensic anthropology. In addition to the knowledge about the cognitive factors involved in forensic decision making, the workshop will provide practical solutions to address weaknesses as well as best practices to enhance forensic work (see, Dr. Dror paper: "Practical Solutions to Cognitive and Human Factor Challenges in Forensic Science"). More information is available at www.cci-hq.com Read more...

Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making- April 27th 2015 (in Washington DC)

Itiel Dror - University College London The workshops will explain some of the brain and cognitive mechanisms that are relevant to forensic decision making. Then these insights will be connected to practical and specific issues in forensic work. The workshop will include specific examples from a variety of forensic domains, from, DNA and fingerprinting to forensic anthropology. In addition to the knowledge about the cognitive factors involved in forensic decision making, the workshop will provide practical solutions to address weaknesses as well as best practices to enhance forensic work (see, Dr. Dror paper: "Practical Solutions to Cognitive and Human Factor Challenges in Forensic Science"). More information is available at www.cci-hq.com Read more...

 

Past FTCoE Workshops

  

A DNA Revolution – Next Generation Technologies

The National Institute of Justice and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (Participating Partners: RTI International and University of North Texas Health Sciences Center) would like to announce the Technology Transition Workshop: A DNA Revolution – Next Generation Technologies. Read more...

  

Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications –Genome ID Forum 2014

The Genome ID Forum 2014 - Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications was held September 9 and 10, 2014, in Greenville, North Carolina sponsored by the Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis. This is a national collaborative conference that brought together thought leaders from forensic science, research, academia, law enforcement, legal and technology development for an open dialogue regarding emerging science and technology applications and adoption through the forensic community. Over 65 forensic scientists, lawyers and researchers across the United States and England attended to discuss the implementation Read more...