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August 2019

International Association for Identification (IAI) 2019 Annual Conference

August 11, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Peppermill Resort, 2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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The IAI Conference is the largest in the world for Forensic and Crime Scene Professionals and offers a full week packed with scientific, technical and operational lectures, as well as hands-on workshops focused on a wide variety of topics. Topics include Crime Scene Investigation and Processing, Photography, the collection and examination of Latent Print, Footwear and Tire Track, and Bloodstain Pattern Evidence, Biometrics, and many other types of impression and identification evidence disciplines. The IAI Conference is a cost-effective and…

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CSAFE August Center Wide Meeting

August 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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CSAFE August Center Wide Meeting CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our August Center Wide Webinar on Tuesday, August 20th from 12-1pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE Program Manager Stacy Renfro followed by the presentation “Pattern Evidence Research in CSAFE-An Update” by Dr. Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE Director. Presentation Description:  CSAFE is a NIST Center of Excellence in Forensic Science.  A large portion of CSAFE’s research portfolio is on…

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September 2019

CSAFE September Center Wide Meeting

September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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CSAFE September Center Wide Meeting CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our September Center Wide Webinar on Tuesday, September 24th from 12-1pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation “Feature-based analysis of bloodstain patterns” by Dr. Hal Stern, CSAFE Co-Director.  Dr. Stern is a Professor of Statistics and the Vice Provost for Academic Planning at the University of California, Irvine. Presentation Description:…

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October 2019

Evidence Management Conference

October 2, 2019 - October 4, 2019
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive
Building 101, MD 20899 United States
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The three-day Evidence Management Conference will focus on fostering awareness by sharing the state of the industry, successes, lessons learned, and recommending best practices. The event will provide an opportunity for a candid discussion between law enforcement executives, criminal justice practitioners, policy makers, and the legal community from around the nation on the important issues of evidence management.

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CSAFE Center Wide Webinar – Guest Speaker, Ryan Lilien, Cadre Labs

October 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
171 Durham Center

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in the  Center Wide Webinar on Monday, October 7 at 11:00 am CST. Guest speaker Ryan Lilien from Cadre Labs will present  “‘Development of a Novel 3D-Topography Imaging and Analysis System for Firearm Forensics”.  Registration: Please email Harlie Jud (harliej@iastate.edu) to register. The registration link will be emailed to you directly. Presentation Description: The talk will describe our work developing an accurate, fast, and economic…

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CSAFE Congressional Briefing

October 16, 2019
Washington, DC

CSAFE will host a second congressional briefing on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 on the Hill in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE Director followed by Lynn Garcia, General Counsel, Texas Forensic Science Commission and Julia Leighton, General Counsel (retired), DC Public Defender Service. CSAFE plays an important role in the criminal justice system through the development of new tools that enable forensic scientists to more objectively analyze and interpret evidence. This briefing will focus on CSAFE research impacts in…

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CSAFE October Center Wide Webinar

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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CSAFE October Center Wide Meeting CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our October Center Wide Webinar on Thursday, October 24th from 12-1pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation “An Overview of CSAFE's Publically Available Datasets” : Webinar Description Forensic scientists and researchers can now directly implement CSAFE data into their laboratory work. CSAFE forensic databases are publically available and can be…

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November 2019

AAAS Update on Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Decade of Development

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC, United States
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Join the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Innocence Project and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), for a one-day conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the pathbreaking NASEM report “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,” a report that challenged the way forensic science is conducted and the way it is presented in the courts. Featured sessions will address…

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CSAFE November Center Wide Webinar

November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CSAFE November Center Wide Meeting CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our November Center Wide Webinar on Wednesday, November 13th from 11-12pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation "DNA Mixture Interpretation: Thoughts and Lessons Learned from a NIST Scientific Foundation Review" by Dr. John Butler, NIST Special Programs Office, and Dr. Hari Iyer, NIST Statistical Design, Analysis and Modeling Group. Registration…

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January 2020

Webinar: Crime Lab Proficiency Testing and Quality Management

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our January Center Wide Webinar. Webinar Overview:  In the wake of recent reports documenting the vulnerability of forensic science methodologies to human error (e.g., NAS, 2009; PCAST, 2016), the field has sometimes pointed to proficiency testing as evidence of disciplines’ validity and/or reliability.  However, current proficiency procedures have been criticized on multiple fronts, with some scholars calling for blind proficiency testing (e.g., Koehler, 2008;…

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