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The Role of Statistics in Forensic Science

Purdue University
Published: 2019
Primary Author: Karen Kafadar
Research Area: Latent Print

This presentation examines statistical methods in science, statistical success in forensic science as seen in interpreting DNA evidence and statistics in forensic science post-facto. It also discusses where statistics can be used in forensic science such as trace & pattern evidence, EWI experiments, and interpretation. The presenter discusses current challenges in the field, new research solutions and implementation of techniques. Finally, the presentation concludes with a discussion of the broad role of a statistician.

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