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Human Factors Committee

Members of the OSAC Human Factors Committee (HFC)
Members of the OSAC Human Factors Committee (July 2019)

The Human Factors Committee provides guidance throughout the OSAC on the influence of systems design on human performance and on ways to mitigate errors in complex tasks.

Learn more about the HFC published in the July 2019 OSAC Newsletter.

Officers | Members | Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents | Presentations


William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Committee Chair, Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society and Psychology and Social Behavior and Law, University of California Irvine

Hal R. Arkes, Ph.D., Committee Vice Chair, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Ohio State University


Thomas David Albright, Ph.D., Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Thomas Busey, Indiana University, Bloomington

Deborah Davis, Ph.D., Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

John F. Holloway, Associate Dean and Exec. Dir., Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania

Jeff Kukucka, Towson University

Erin Morris, Ph.D., Behavioral Sciences Research Analyst, Los Angeles County Public Defender

D. Michael Risinger, Seton Hall University School of Law

Dan Simon, Professor of Law and Psychology, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and Department of Psychology

Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents

The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines. 

These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.

It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST.  Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registry constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.

Annotated Bibliography on Secondary Trauma


OSAC Public Update and Discussions Meeting - HFC Updates (June 5, 2019)

Created July 9, 2014, Updated October 29, 2019