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Autopsy of a Crime Lab: Addressing the Sources of Error in Forensics

Keynote presentation:  Autopsy of a Crime Lab book and overview of IMPL 1 Project Area
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Automatic Class Characteristic Recognition in Shoe Tread Images

One of the fundamental problems in footwear forensics is that the distribution of class characteristics in the local population is not currently knowable. Surveillance devices for gathering this data are
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Exploration of Subclass Characteristics Manufacturing

A webinar presented during the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE0 Firearm and Toolmark webinar series on the progress of our CSAFE project. This study assesses the production of subclass
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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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Machine Learning for Forensic Practitioners Short Course (Summer 2022)

Presenter: Dr. Heike Hofmann Professor, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University Kingland Faculty Fellow American Statistical Association Fellow AFTE Technical Advisor Research Lead, CSAFE Presentation Description: Dr. Heike Hofmann provides
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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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Authors’ Response to Commentary on: Liu Y, Attinger D, De Brabanter K. Automatic classification of bloodstain patterns caused by gunshot and blunt impact at various distances

The Commentary by A. Keten makes the case for considering evaporation and coagulation in research and applications of the forensic discipline of bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA). The author also mentions
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Does Image Editing Improve the Quality of Latent Prints? An Analysis of Image‐Enhancement Techniques in One Crime Laboratory

The following was presented at the 74th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Seattle, Washington, February 21-25, 2022
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What types of information can and do latent print examiners review? A survey of practicing examiners

The following was presented at the 74th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Seattle, Washington, February 21-25, 2022.
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Investigative Leads in Latent Prints: A Comparison of Laboratory Procedures

The following was presented at the 74th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Seattle, Washington, February 21-25, 2022.
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