National Conference on Science, Technology and the Law

November 2 - 5, 2006
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Florida

 A National Institute of Justice Conference
Sponsored by
The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology,
and the Law at Stetson University College of Law



Conference Overview

This national conference presents emerging trends in the use of scientific evidence in the courtroom.  Given the explosion of scientific evidence litigation coupled with the “CSI Effect”, scientists, law enforcement, laboratory personnel, judges, and lawyers are overwhelmed by the amount of information required to educate them to meet these legal challenges.  Recent studies have also demonstrated a need for more scientific information and education for jurists and attorneys.

 The purpose of this conference is to improve the understanding of the interaction of science, technology and law among scientists, law enforcement, attorneys and judges and to facilitate further discussion of emerging legal and scientific issues.

The conference is designed for criminal justice professionals, including prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, investigators, law enforcement, forensic scientists, the academic community (including psychologists, molecular biologists, and biotechnologists), and the expert witness community.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be offered to conference attendees.
Further details will be updated here.

Tentative Conference Schedule

Thursday November 2, 2006

8:00am - 4:00pm


Pre-conference Workshops:

9:00am - 4:00pm

Intra and Interstate Tracking of Sexual Predators

9:00am - 12:00pm

DUI Standards – Toxicology and Behavioral Models

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Presenting Forensic Evidence in Court and the Use of Technology in the Courtroom

Friday November 3, 2006

7:00am - 5:00pm


8:30am – 8:45am

Welcome Remarks 

8:45am – 9:00am

Opening Remarks

9:00 am – 9:30am

Keynote Address

9:30am – 10:00am


10:00am – 12:00pm

Identity Theft

12:00pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH - Lunch Speaker Presentation

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Forensic Psychology 

3:00pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 5:00pm

Science, Law and Law Enforcement of Methamphetamine

 Saturday November 4, 2006

7:00am – 5:00pm


8:00am – 10:00am

Biographical Ancestry Prediction Based on DNA (SNPs) for Investigative Leads

10:00am – 10:30am


10:30am – 12:30pm

Legal Update on Consideration of Fingerprint Evidence

12:30pm – 2:00pm

LUNCH - Weird Science and Faux–n–Sics

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Less Lethal Panel

 Sunday November 5, 2006

7:00am – 1:00pm


8:30am – 10:30pm

Forensic Evidence Case Law Developments

10:30am – 11:00am


11:00am – 12:30pm

Technology, Research and Education

12:30pm – 12:45pm

Closing Remarks


Conference Materials

Coming soon


Register online here

Conference Registration Fees:

Conference Registration before September 1:  $325
Conference Registration after September 1:  $350
Daily Registration:  $150
Student Registration (with valid student ID):  $150
Law Enforcement & Government Attorneys, AAFS & Educator (with valid ID):  $225
Pre Conference Workshop (Full Day or both Half Days):  $100
Pre Conference Workshop (Half Day):  $50,
Pre Workshop Registration ONLY: contact Jocelyn Williams (703-684-5300 x109 or )


The Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club is offering the prevailing government per diem rate on single/double sleeping rooms.  To make your reservations,  contact the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club at 888-303-4430.  Be sure to mention the conference name and date to get the special conference rate.  You may reach the hotel website,  Renaissance Vinoy Resort.  

If you have questions, Please contact Jocelyn Williams at the Institute for Law and Justice by phone 703-684-5300 ext. 109 or  email: .