William Thompson

William C. Thompson, J.D., Ph.D. is a professor of Criminology, Law & Society at UCI. He has joint appointments in Psychology and Social Behavior and in the School of Law. He has published extensively on the use and misuse of scientific and statistical evidence in the courtroom and on jurors’ reactions to such evidence. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. He is a member of the Human Factors Subcommittee of the National Commission on Forensic Science and is Chair of the Human Factors Committee of the Organization of Scientific Advisory Committees (OSAC), a federal standards-setting organization for forensic science that is jointly sponsored by the US Department of Justice and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Although he is primarily an academic, he occasionally practices law. He has served as co-counsel in several high profile cases involving scientific and statistical evidence.

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