Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

 

Faculty

Brian J. Gorman

Associate Professor


Office:   Liberal Arts, Room 3220
Phone:   410-704-2206
Fax:   410-704-2854
E-mail:   bgorman@towson.edu

Brian J. Gorman, Ph.D.

Brian J. Gorman joined Towson University in 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at Towson he taught law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also worked for several years as a trial lawyer and health care administrator in New York. His research interests include scientific evidence, homeland security, and bioterrorism. He holds a B.A. from Stony Brook University, a M.Sc., from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and a J.D., from New York Law School, where he received the Otto L. Walter Award for outstanding published scholarly writing.


Gorman's current research focuses on the intersection of law, science, and security. Professor Gorman founded the BiosecurityCommons.org information project in August of 2009. Biosecurity Commons (BsC) is an open source database for stakeholders in biosecurity and crossover security matters. BsC provides key findings, expert opinions, proposals and facts related to biosecurity policy from academia, NGOs, think tanks, the media, in addition to legal and governmental sources. BSC provides comprehensive briefs on a broad cross-section of biosecurity issues along with an annual review focusing on important developments, trends and issues in biosecurity and related matters.


Publications & Scholarly Activities:

Biosecurity

Biosecurity Commons Website: A Wiki Database


Biosecurity Commons Review, May 2011

With invited authors: Derrin Culp, Columbia University &

Patrick McNutt, US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

 

Biosecurity Commons Review, May 2010

Patent Office as Biosecurity Gatekeeper: Fostering Responsible Science and Building Public Trust in DIY Science, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law  (2011)

Biosecurity and Secrecy Policy: Problems, Theory and a Call for Executive Action, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy (2006)


Balancing Secrecy and Open Science: The Dual Use Dilemma
[ppt], Presentation for the National Academies’ Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security (2006)


Balancing National Security and Open Science: A proposal for Due Process Vetting [pdf], Yale Journal of Law and Technology (2005)

 

Gorman’s proposal on the control of dual use science is discussed along with others in CRS Report for Congress RL 33303: "Sensitive But Unclassified” Information and Other Controls: Policy Options for Scientific and Technical Information [pdf]

Scientific Evidence-Junk Science & Criminal Law

Psychology and Law in the Classroom: How the Use of Clinical Fads in the Classroom may  Awaken the Educational Malpractice Claim, with Wynne, Morse & Todd, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal (2011)

NEW YORK CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH TO STATUTORY, CONSTITUTIONAL AND CASE LAW FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS, 2ND ED., with Morse Carolina Academic Press (2011)

 

Facilitated Communication: Rejected in Science, Accepted in Court—A Case Study and
Analysis of the Use of FC Evidence Under Frye and Daubert
, Behavioral Sciences & the Law (1999)




 

 

 


 

 

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