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Our Mission

The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) is building a statistically sound and scientifically solid foundation for the analysis and interpretation of forensic evidence, as well as improving quantitative literacy among forensic practitioners, legal professionals and other stakeholders through educational opportunities.


Short Courses

2-Hour Sessions to Deepen Your Forensics Knowledge

Designed specifically for forensic practitioners, CSAFE courses lead you through the latest developments in the field. Increase your ability to apply statistical analysis to the interpretation of forensic evidence by registering to attend an upcoming session.

CSAFE Learning

The Ultimate Platform for Statistical & Forensic Education

Our new and improved learning platform is your hub for understanding complex statistical concepts with the help of cutting-edge research and real-world examples. From quick videos to in-depth courses, there’s a resource for anyone working within forensic science.

research areas

Probability and Statistics for Pattern & Digital Evidence

CSAFE is assessing the evidence of foundational validity for different forensic disciplines, exploring the potential to construct probabilistic and statistical models for features of pattern and digital evidence, and applying statistical ideas to enhance laboratory operations and proficiency tests. 

Cross-Cutting Issues

CSAFE is undertaking research questions that arise in multiple forensic domains, involving foundational issues in statistics and those associated with the implementation and practice of forensic analyses. Projects that address such questions can have a high impact on the forensic community.

Training & Education

CSAFE is providing training and education for a wide range of forensic science stakeholders, including forensic practitioners and law enforcement, lawyers and judges, statisticians and measurement scientists, students of all levels, and the public.