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On March 19, 2009, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law presented the first national symposium following the 2/18/09 release of Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, the report of the Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community (CINFSC). Convened by the National Academies National Research Council Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, at the direction of the U.S. Congress, the CINFSC reports serious deficiencies in the nation's forensic sciences system, and makes specific recommendations for reform and research.

The Future of Forensic Sciences Symposium brought together scientists, scholars, and practitioners to discuss the CINFSC report's findings and recommendations, as well as share their views about how the forensic science disciplines can better advance the fundamental goals of the criminal justice system: to apprehend and punish those who commit crimes, while preventing the wrongful conviction of innocent persons.

The Future of Forensic Sciences: a Symposium (MediaSite video files)