Forensic science provides one of the basic structural elements of the U.S. criminal justice system. It provides the methodologies for understanding crime scenes, analyzing evidence, identifying suspects, and prosecuting and convicting criminals while exonerating innocent people.
The ITL Forensic Science program advances the measurements and standards infrastructure for forensic science through the application of computer science, mathematics, and statistics.
The principal goals of the Program are to develop standards, measurement methods, tests, validation studies, and technology to:
Forensics@NIST 2012 Symposium, November 28-30, 2012 at NIST.
Lead Organizational Unit:itl
Related Programs and Projects:
Chemical and Biometric Field Analysis of Fingerprints
Application of Attack Graphs to Digital Forensics
Forensic Image Examination Rating Scale (FIERS)
National Ballistics Evidence Search Engine
Dr. Martin Herman