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September 2021

Short Course Session 1: Sampling for Forensic Practitioners

Thursday, September 30 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event will take place on September, 30, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  Presenter: Alicia Carriquiry Director of CSAFE Iowa State University About the Short Course: Session 1 is the first session in the two-session short course, Sampling for Forensic Practitioners. Dr. Alicia Carriquiry covers populations and sampling frames, and sampling methods including geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices. This short course…

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October 2021

Short Course Session 2: Sampling for Forensic Practitioners

Thursday, October 7 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event will take place on October 7, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  Presenter: Alicia Carriquiry Director of CSAFE Iowa State University About the Short Course: Session 2 is the second session in the two-session short course, Sampling for Forensic Practitioners. Dr. Alicia Carriquiry covers populations and sampling frames, and sampling methods including geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices. This short course…

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Webinar: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Black Box Study

Thursday, October 14 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, from 11:00am-Noon CDT. The presentation will be “Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Black Box Study.”  Presenters: Austin Hicklin Forensic Science Group, Director Paul Kish Forensic Consultant, Paul Erwin Kish Forensic Consultant and Associates Kevin Winer Director, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory Presentation Description: This study was conducted to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of BPA conclusions.…

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Short Course Session 1: Probability Concepts and their Relevance to Forensic Science

Friday, October 22 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event is tentatively scheduled to take place on October, 22, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  Session 1 Description: Session 1: Probability Concepts and their Relevance to Forensic Science is the first session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  Probability is the mathematical language of uncertainty. Probabilities are used to describe the frequency or likelihood of events or to characterize measurement uncertainty. In this first session, we introduce the laws of probability and…

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November 2021

Short Course Session 2: Sampling, Statistics and the Status Quo

Friday, November 5 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event is tentatively scheduled to take place on November, 5, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  Session 2 Description: Session 2: Sampling, Statistics and the Status Quo is the second session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  Statistical ideas such as sampling, point and interval estimation of population quantities, and hypothesis testing have direct application in forensic science. In this session, we start from fundamental ideas about variability (and its sources) in measurements…

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Short Course Session 3: Quantitative Tools for Forensic Evidence

Friday, November 12 at 10:00 am - Friday, November 19 at 12:00 pm CST
Online Learning
Free

This event is tentatively scheduled to take place on November, 12, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  Session 3 Description: Session 3: Quantitative Tools for Forensic Evidence is the third session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  The National Academies report in 2009 and the PCAST report in 2016 encouraged consideration of quantitative approaches to assessing forensic evidence. In this session, we review two of the most often-suggested quantitative approaches, the two-stage approach and…

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December 2021

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

Thursday, December 9 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, from 9:00-10:00 am CT. The presentation will be “Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: An Illustration Involving the Perceived Strength of Forensic Science Evidence.”  Presenter: Naomi Kaplan Damary, PhD Lecturer - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Presentation Description: Forensic examiners compare items to assess whether they originate from a common source. In reaching…

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February 2022

Webinar: Improving Forensic Decision Making: a Human-Cognitive Perspective

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, February 17th, 2022, from Noon-1:00 pm CST. The presentation will be “Improving Forensic Decision Making: a Human-Cognitive Perspective.”  Presenter: Itiel Dror Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher - University College London Presentation Description: Humans play a critical role in forensic decision making. Drawing upon classic cognitive and psychological research on factors that influence and underpin expert decision making, this webinar…

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