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Forensic Science Professionals

CSAFE Forensic Learning Opportunities

Harness tools and training that will help improve your accuracy, objectivity and communication as a forensic scientist or stakeholder.

CSAFE provides educational and training programs on probability and statistics applied to forensic science disciplines. Designed specifically for forensic practitioners, our learning opportunities enhance your existing knowledge and build new competencies. These programs include events and webinars, courses, and workshops. Our available resources also provide research updates that touch on a variety of topics relevant to the diverse forensic science communities. Check back regularly for new learning opportunities.

Contact Us

Let us help you find the best workshop option for your organization’s needs. Contact us to discuss collaboration opportunities and scheduling:

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Anthony Greiter

Learning and Development Specialist
(515) 294-1561
agreiter@iastate.edu

Events & Webinars

Registration is now open for these events.

Webinar: Blind Testing in Firearms Examination

Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Available Courses

Short Courses

CSAFE’s online short courses are live, instructor-led courses ranging from 6–8 learning hours. Registration is free.

STATISTICAL THINKING FOR FORENSIC PRACTITIONERS

Session 1: June 3, 2022 — 10:00 a.m.-Noon CT
Session 2: June 10, 2022 — 10:00 a.m.-Noon CT
Session 3: June 17, 2022 — 10:00 a.m.-Noon CT

Long Courses

CSAFE offers self-paced online courses ranging from 20–30 learning hours. Cost per course varies. Contact us for individual and group rates.

Our newest course is available now:

STATISTICS FOR FORENSIC PRACTITIONERS

Statistics for Forensic Science Practitioners is a self-paced, online, continuing education course for forensic science practitioners. This course addresses the core concepts related to probability, statistics, and their application to today’s forensics issues.

Schedule a workshop

CSAFE provides workshops on topics related to probability and statistics as applied to forensic science disciplines. These free opportunities are offered on a range of topics and skill levels and are ideal for small or large groups. CSAFE can tailor any of its workshops to best meet the needs of your organization. Training can be scheduled on‑site or virtual. Contact us to discuss collaboration opportunities and scheduling.

One of our most popular workshops introduces quantitative tools to evaluate forensic evidence:

Survey of Quantitative Tools for
Forensic Evidence

This workshop will introduce you to the most often-suggested quantitative approaches: the two-stage approach and the likelihood ratio (Bayes factor) approach. You will discuss possible applications to different types of evidence.

90 Minutes | Cost: FREE

Available Resources
for Forensic Science Professionals

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The Implementation of a Blind Quality Control Program in a Forensic Laboratory

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Published: 2021 | By: Callan Hundl

Presented at American Association of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 2021

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A Response to the Threat of Stegware

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Published: 2021 | By: Abby Martin

Stegware refers to software, programs or apps that allow insertion of malware into a digital file, such as an image or video, using steganography techniques. Although it has been in action for around 15 years, “steganography” and “stegware” have recently…

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A Novel, Data-Driven Approach to the Classification of Bloodstain Patterns

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Published: 2021 | By: Tong Zou

Bloodstain pattern analysis is the study of bloodstains at a crime scene with the purpose of drawing inference about the crime. A typical objective for bloodstain pattern analysis is to identify the cause/mechanism that produced the pattern. Examples of possible…

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A Forensic Analysis of Joker-Enabled Android Malware Apps

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Published: 2021 | By: Chen Shi

This project aims at developing a set of automated Android Malware vetting tools to discover all the malicious behaviors of Android Malwares in the forms of files in the local storage, SQLite database, or data sent to remote 3-party server(s).…

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A Field Analysis of Laboratory Case Processing: Latent Print Comparison and Examiner Conclusions

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Published: 2021 | By: Brett Gardner

Presented at American Association of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

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Reliability for Ordinal Data in Forensics

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Published: 2021 | By: Hina Arora

Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2021

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Studying Reliability for Pattern Evidence Comparisons

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Published: 2021 | By: Hina Arora

Presentation prepared for International Association for Identification (IAI) 2021

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Bayesian Item Response Theory for Human Factors in Forensic Science

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Published: 2021 | By: Amanda Luby

Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2021

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Machine Learning Methods for Dependent Data Resulting from Forensic Evidence Comparisons

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Published: 2021 | By: Danica Ommen

Presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting in 2021

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Footwear Research in CSAFE

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Published: 2021 | By: Alicia Carriquiry

This presentation provided an overview of CSAFE's footwear research and was presented at IAI in 2021

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