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LEARNING
OPPORTUNITIES
Advance your understanding of the scientific foundations of evidence analysis. Explore Available Opportunities
CSAFE
COMMITMENT
Connecting researchers with forensic community stakeholders for meaningful outcomes. Learn More
OPEN-SOURCE
DATASETS
Improve statistical rigor of your evidence analysis — with CSAFE datasets as a guide. Learn More

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.

Our Purpose

Fair administration of justice requires the existence of scientifically valid methods to analyze evidence, relevant databases to support the analyses, and appropriate interpretations of the results of forensic evaluations. CSAFE efforts to establish collaborative relations with forensic scientists, crime laboratories, legal professionals and the greater forensic community help drive knowledge exchange in a continuous cycle of advancement.

Our Role

CSAFE promotes a rigorous research agenda that addresses a wide range of issues associated with applying probabilistic methods and statistics to forensic practice. Our interdisciplinary team of more than 80 researchers from six universities focus on transferring knowledge, technology and new methodology to the forensic science community.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  1. Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science Public Update Meeting

    September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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.

Probability & 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 to the forensic community.

Training & Education

CSAFE is contributing to 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.

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