The purpose of FORENSICS: Examining the Evidence is to advance the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) mission to enhance the administration of justice and public safety, by creating and disseminating a modular online resource that gives lawyers and judges the tools to weigh the application of scientific methodologies and human interpretation in forensic science processes. Through this website, users will strengthen their capacity to make decisions about the reliability of the analysis of physical evidence.
This free, media-rich resource combines video, animations, re-enactments, a full glossary and online reading with downloads and links to significant outside sites, all addressing the conceptual framework and knowledge needed to assess reliable, scientific methodology.
FORENSICS: Examining the Evidence provides a set of tools for legal professionals that will strengthen their capacity to make decisions about the reliability of the analysis of physical evidence.
FORENSICS: Examining the Evidence was produced by a team of award winning producers of PBS programming, web sites and other media.
FORENSIC SCIENCE: Examining the Evidence was created by a Steering Team of forensic scientists, academicians, curriculum experts, and legal practitioners overseeing the content development and organization.
This website is funded through a grant from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
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