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Saks on ABA judicial webinar
ASU Regents’ Professor of Law and Psychology
will be a panelist on an American Bar Association judicial webinar titled, “Forensic Science in the Courts.” It will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 22.
Saks and the four judges on the panel will discuss a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences, titled “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,” that calls forensic science “badly fragmented.” The report makes the case for extensive, wide-ranging reforms from the crime scene to the courtroom. They will answer whether “junk” science can be good evidence.
To register, visit http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t12fsc1.html. CLE credit will be offered.
Saks’ research focuses on empirical studies of the legal system, especially decision making, the behavior of the litigation system and the law’s use of science. A Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, he is the fourth most-cited law-and-social-science scholar in the U.S., and has authored approximately 200 articles and books. Courses he has taught include criminal law, evidence, law and science, property and torts.