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Decade(s) of Development in Forensic Science



John Butler


On November 12, 2019, at a special anniversary conference entitled "Forensic Science: A Decade of Developments" held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), I provided an overview of developments across the forensic science community in the decade following the 2009 National Research Council (NRC) report "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward" (NRC 2009). In the 20 minutes I had there – and in the short space here – it is impossible to provide more than a brief overview of activities across a very diverse and active community. Likewise, my meeting notes from this AAAS conference (see accompanying Meeting Report) are limited, but hopefully will encourage interested readers to watch the full presentations that are available online (see
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Butler, J. (2020), Decade(s) of Development in Forensic Science, Forensic Science Review, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created July 15, 2020, Updated March 26, 2024