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Training and Education

The ASCLD Forensic Research Committee and You: A Collaboration Worth Investigating

This CSAFE webinar was held on November 17, 2022. Presenter: Henry Maynard Committee Chair, ASCLD Forensic Research Committee Chief Scientist in the Office of the Chief Scientist, Defense Forensic Science
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handwriter: a Demonstration and Update on CSAFE Handwriting Analysis

This CSAFE webinar was held on October 18, 2022. Presenters: Alicia Carriquiry Director, CSAFE Distinguished Professor and President’s Chair, Department of Statistics – Iowa State University Stephanie Reinders Research Scientist,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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