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Center for Forensic Science & Psychology

CFSP members with ASU partners The Center for Forensic Science & Psychology was established as a unit of the Court Services Division in October 2022. A first of its kind in the nation, the Center demonstrates the Arizona Supreme Court's commitment for continued innovation and leadership by addressing timely issues to help improve the judicial system and criminal justice practices in Arizona. The mission of the Center is to examine and disseminate the most up-to-date understanding of forensic science and forensic psychology as applied to various case types throughout the justice system.

The Center has a collaborative relationship with Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Future of Forensic Science Initiative. The Center also hosts the Arizona Forensic Science Advisory Committee (AZFSAC) and the AZFSAC's Forensic Science Academy.
Our Mission
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Evaluation and Research

Facilitate a streamlined and efficient process for conducting essential evaluative studies and research related to forensic science and psychology to advance practical application and  use of up-to-date standards and best practices in Arizona judicial system.

Education and Knowledge

Examine and disseminate the most up-to-date information, research, training, and applications of forensic science and forensic psychology to judicial employees.

System Improvements

Decrease the time it takes for knowledge and research to become integrated in the justice system.

News & Announcements

See the latest highlights and learn more about what's happening at the Center.


Our Partners
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Arizona State University

The Center for Forensic Science & Psychology has a partnership with Arizona State University New College, School of  Interdisciplinary Forensics and the ASU Future of Forensic Sciences Initiative. The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics works across disciplinary boundaries, faculty produce innovative research, and students have access to degrees ranging from undergraduate to graduate, including online career advancement opportunities.

The partnership has brought together justice partners including the Supreme Court’s Center for Forensic Science and Psychology and state funded crime labs to build mutually beneficial research and service relationships while also developing translational academic opportunities to build bridges between ASU academic scholars, legal practitioners, and state crime labs. The partnership is also providing opportunities for research and studies in behavioral health and the law that will advance justice in Arizona.

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The Center acts as a host organization for the Arizona Forensic Science Advisory Committee (AZFSAC) and the AZFSAC’s Forensic Science Academy. The AZFSAC was established in 2007 to coordinate and improve forensic science services provided by laboratories that are funded and operated by different governmental agencies throughout the state. The AZFSAC’s Forensic Science Academy Board puts on an annual Forensic Science Academy for Arizona lawyers and hosts an annual speaker series that traditionally has provides opportunities for continuing education credit for crime lab scientists. An early goal of this partnership with the Center is to identify opportunities for judge and lawyers to gain important education and knowledge about various forensic science disciplines.


Contact Us
mail icon Jennifer Albright, Director
[email protected]
phone icon (602) 452-3325
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1501 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007