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Stetson Law professor chosen as president-elect of American Academy of Forensic Sciences


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Gulfport, Fla. - Stetson University College of Law Professor Carol Henderson was elected president-elect of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences at their annual meeting in February.

Henderson’s new position was announced during the AAFS 59th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 21. The annual scientific meeting brings together forensic specialists from around the globe to learn about the latest research in the field. The AAFS represents all 50 United States, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide.

“I look forward to this new opportunity to assist the AAFS in its mission to promote forensic science, education and research on a global level,” said Henderson, who directs the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla.

Under Henderson’s direction, Stetson’s National Clearinghouse, a program of the National Institute of Justice, was formed in 2003 to advance the use of science and technology in the law. The Clearinghouse provides a comprehensive online database of legal and scientific research and educates lawyers, judges and law enforcement personnel about new developments in forensic technology and forensic evidence handling in the courts.

For nearly 60 years, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences has served a distinguished and diverse membership. Its more than 6,000 members are divided into 10 sections spanning the forensic enterprise. As a professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law, the AAFS is committed to the promotion of education and the elevation of accuracy, precision and specificity in the forensic sciences.

For more information about the National Clearinghouse, please call (727) 562-7316 or visit them on the Web at http://www.ncstl.org.

More information about the AAFS may be found at http://www.aafs.org.