Forensic Science Initiative

Forensic Science Initiative at ASU

About Us

Collaborators in the ASU Forensic Science Initiative are on the cutting edge of such topics as positive human identification through biological and biometric comparisons including but not limited to human gait analysis, use of isotopes to establish the geolocation persons of interest to national security, examination of human factors relating to expert witness bias and its impact on the design of experiments, the determinations of juries as well as judicial perceptions of the applications and use of forensic science.

Researchers and educators involved in the Forensic Science Initiative are actively collaborating and consulting with local entities, US governmental agencies and international partners both inside and outside of academia.  Sponsored research partners include, but are not limited to the American Psychological Association, The National Science Foundation, The National Institute of Justice, California Department of Justice, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the National Space and Aeronautics Administration.  We have deep ties into our local community and have formal partnerships with the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, Phoenix Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, AZ Department of Public Services, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Mayo Clinic, and many others.