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Forensic Statistics

Psychometric Analysis of Forensic Examiner Behavior

Forensic science often involves the comparison of crime-scene evidence to a known-source sample to determine if the evidence and the reference sample came from the same source. Even as forensic
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CSAFE 2020 All Hands Meeting

The 2020 All Hands Meeting was held May 12 and 13, 2020 and served as the closing to the last 5 years of CSAFE research and focused on kicking off
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Subjective Bayesian testing using calibrated prior probabilities

This article proposes a calibration scheme for Bayesian testing that coordinates analytically-derived statistical performance considerations with expert opinion. In other words, the scheme is effective and meaningful for incorporating objective
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Covering the Basic Concepts Surrounding the Weight and Strength of Evidence

This CSAFE Center Wide webinar was presented on January 7, 2019 by Dr. Danica Ommen, CSAFE researcher and Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Dr. Ommen has provided presentation slides
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Creating fingerprint databases and a Bayesian approach to quantify dependencies in evidence

In 2009, the National Research Council issued “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward” about the need for more scientific rigor in forensic science. Since then, there
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A panel discussion with NIST researchers and the CSAFE team on the likelihood ratio

This CSAFE Center Wide Webinar was presented on March 1, 2018 by a panel of speakers who examine the impact of the likelihood ratio in a legal context, how to communicate
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Forensic Statistics for Lawyers Part III: Comparison/Identification

CSAFE researcher and faculty member at the University of California, Irvine Bill Thompson has developed a series of videos as a Lawyer’s Guide to Probability and Statistics in Forensic Science.
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Forensic Statistics for Lawyers Part II: Classification

CSAFE researcher and faculty member at the University of California, Irvine Bill Thompson has developed a series of videos as a Lawyer’s Guide to Probability and Statistics in Forensic Science.
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Forensic Statistics for Lawyers Part I: Quantification

CSAFE researcher and faculty member at the University of California, Irvine Bill Thompson has developed a series of videos as a Lawyer’s Guide to Probability and Statistics in Forensic Science.
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Thinking About Likelihood Ratios for Pattern Evidence

This CSAFE Center Wide Meeting webinar was presented by Hal Stern from University of California on January 19, 2017. Description: The likelihood ratio has been proposed as a logical way
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