Skip to content

Training and Education

Tutorial on Likelihood Ratios with Applications in Digital Forensics

This CSAFE webinar was held on September 15, 2022. Presenters: Rachel Longjohn PhD Student – Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine Dr. Padhraic Smyth Chancellor’s Professor – Departments of
Read More

Ensemble SLRs for Forensic Evidence Comparison

This CSAFE webinar was held on August 25, 2022. Presenter: Danica Ommen Assistant Professor – Department of Statistics, Iowa State University Presentation Description: To strengthen the statistical foundations of forensic
Read More

Blind Testing in Firearms Examination: Preliminary Results, Benefits, Limitations, and Future Directions

This CSAFE webinar was held on June 23, 2022. Presenters: Maddisen Neuman Quality / Research Associate, Houston Forensic Science Center   Presentation Description: Open proficiency tests created by external vendors
Read More

Extracting Case-Specific Data from Validation Studies

This CSAFE webinar was held on May 10, 2022. Presenters: Steve Lund Statistical Engineering Division, NIST Hari Iyer Statistical Engineering Division, NIST Presentation Description: The legal and scientific communities agree
Read More

Sampling for Forensic Practitioners Short Course

This three-session short course took place on March 25, April 1, and April 8, 2022. Recordings of completed sessions and practicum materials can be found below. Presenters: Alicia Carriquiry Director
Read More

Forensic Science in Legal Education

In criminal cases, forensic science reports and expert testimony play an increasingly important role in adjudication. More states now follow a federal reliability standard, following Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals
Read More

Improving Forensic Decision Making: a Human-Cognitive Perspective

This CSAFE webinar was held on February 17, 2022. Presenter: Itiel Dror, PhD University College London Presentation Description: Humans play a critical role in forensic decision making. Drawing upon classic
Read More

Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: An Illustration Involving the Perceived Strength of Forensic Science Evidence

This CSAFE webinar was held on December 9, 2021. Presenter: Naomi Kaplan-Damary, PhD The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Presentation Description: Forensic examiners compare items to assess whether they originate from
Read More

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Black Box Study

This CSAFE webinar was held on October 14, 2021. Presenters: Austin Hicklin Noblis Forensic Science Group, Director Paul Kish Forensic Consultant, Paul Erwin Kish Forensic Consultant and Associates Kevin Winer
Read More

Assessing the resources and requirements of statistics education in forensic science

With the increasing ability to easily collect and analyze data, statistics plays a more critical role in scientific research activities, such as designing experiments, controlling processes, and understanding or validating
Read More