The International Journal of Forensic Social Sciences is an official journal of the Forensic Social Sciences Association (FSSA), which is affiliated with the Universite de Reims, Law Faculty, and San Jose State University. It is a leading peer-reviewed journal that publishes original empirical work, conceptual articles and theoretical overviews or reviews, as well as articles on good practice or practice evaluation from around the world. It seeks to encourage professionals as well as academic researchers to submit material for publication with a view to advancing knowledge, disseminating good practice, and fostering the forensic social sciences. The principal objective of the journal is to facilitate international exchange, stimulate debate and to encourage closer bonds between academic research and practitioners working in the field. All topics relating to application of social sciences to justice systems, government expert witness testimony, criminal and civil investigations, expert witness testimony at trials, litigation consulting, and media expert testimony are welcome, particularly those assessing how research can be applied to enhance policy and practice. The journal has an international readership and author base.