Science plays an important role in the criminal justice system, with forensic scientists examining and analysing evidence from crime scenes and elsewhere to develop objective findings that can assist in the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of crime or absolve an innocent person from suspicion. Constantly evolving developments in science and technology result in a higher degree of case complexity, novel forms of evidence and entirely new areas of law. This series, organised by Maastricht University, takes a look at some of these developments in psychological science and what they can lead to in court.

The individual lectures:

10 January: Crime-related Amnesia (Jelicic)

17 January: Legal Decision-making (Sagana)

24 January: Lie Detection (Bogaard)

7 February: Forensic Psychopharmacology (Kloft)

21 February: Reliability of Testimony (Otgaar).