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Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification
In the July 25, 2017 edition of PNAS, Thomas D. Albright, co-chair of the committee that authored our 2014 report Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, discusses the scientific issues that emerged from the study and how the issues led to recommendations for additional research, best practices for law enforcement, and use of eyewitness evidence by the courts.
Science Policy Education Modules
In light of the ever-increasing role that science plays in policy decisions, nine educational modules were developed by an ad hoc CSTL committee to highlight the role of science in decision-making for professional school students, with a particular emphasis on scientific and statistical methods of inference. Each module is designed to elucidate competencies in science and technology that are generalizable across contexts. All are free to download.
History and Future of Forensic Science
The Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit dedicated its June 27-30 meeting to "The History and Future of Forensic Science," highlighting the ground-breaking CSTL reports on forensic science and eyewitness identification as well as the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence. The conference featured presentations by CSTL members and members of the CSTL study committees that produced these documents.
Committee on the Future of Voting
The Committee on the Future of Voting held its second meeting on June 12-13, 2017. The committee is conducting a study to document the current state of play in terms of technology, standards, and resources for voting technologies; examine challenges arising out of the 2016 federal election; evaluate advances in technology currently (and soon to be) available that may improve voting; and offer recommendations that provide a vision of voting that is easier, accessible, reliable, and verifiable.
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification
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Why Eyewitnesses Fail
Science Policy Education Modules
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Science Policy Decision-Making: Educational Modules
History and Future of Forensic Science
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The History and Future of Forensic Science
Committee on the Future of Voting
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Second Meeting of the Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology
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CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

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Future of Voting
Dual Use Research of Concern
 
Human Gene Editing Summit
University Research Regulations

Gain-of-Function Research
Eyewitness Identification
Synthetic Biology Forum
International Animal Research Regulations
H5N1 Research Controversy
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
Six Party Synthetic Biology Symposia
Anthrax Mailings Report
University Intellectual Property
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Synthetic Biology Symposium
Forensic Science
Science and Security   
Human Dosing Studies

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