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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.

Upcoming EVENTS

Available Courses

CSAFE collaborates with researchers and forensic scientists to develop highly practical, actionable courses that increase your ability to apply statistical analysis to the interpretation of forensic evidence. These include our new, two-part short course, Sampling for Forensic Practitioners, and our three-part short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Professionals. Click below to find our range of offerings and register to attend.

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.