Kristen McCowan

Dr. Kristen McCowan joined the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences after completing her doctorate in Law and Psychology, where she leads research initiatives to shed light on faulty forensic sciences. Her research has focused on jurors’ perceptions of forensic science and expert testimony, and overall evidence admissibility. She shares the core mission of the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences in strengthening forensic sciences used in court and helping prevent misjustices. Kristen values using data-driven research methods to help educate laypersons and experts in the field on misconceptions surrounding forensic sciences that have led to wrongful convictions. ​​