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Want to understand how to apply statistics to forensic analysis? Gain new knowledge of the field with CSAFE Learning.

CSAFE Learning is an online platform that lets you explore the latest statistical concepts applied to forensic science. Here, you’ll find a plethora of ways to further your stats knowledge — from quick, easy-to-understand videos to courses held over multiple sessions. Each learning opportunity is created specifically for forensic practitioners, lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals, breaking down complex concepts using real-world examples.


Because learning opportunities are broken down by time commitment and content type, there’s something for everyone on the learning platform.

Pyramid showing Types of Learning: Long Courses 20-30 hours, self-paced or live, Short Courses 6-8 hours, self-paced or live, Webinars 1-2 hours, self paced or live, Foundational Learning 10-90 minutes, self-paced, Stats Starters 1-5 minutes, self paced and CSAFE Library unlimited access, self-paced. Click on each level to learn more
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Long Courses

In-depth courses of up to 10 sessions that further your ability to apply statistical analysis to the interpretation of forensic evidence.

Short Courses

Short Courses

Highly practical, actionable sessions led by experts, held over two to three live sessions.



Expert-led live sessions about current research and findings within the field.

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Foundational Learning

Videos that introduce and review foundational concepts, allowing you to dive deeper into a topic.

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Stats Starters

Short videos and accompanying PDFs that allow you to explore a single foundational concept at a time.

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CSAFE Library

Unlimited access to resources that serve as independent information sources or supplements to CSAFE learning programs.


To help you harness the power of the platform, we’ve designed eight learning paths, or sets of resources organized around a theme or topic. For instance, you can choose one of the following paths and dive into a topic to gain deeper knowledge of the relationship between statistics and forensic analysis.

Principles of Statistics

Your introduction to concepts such as statistics as a mathematical science.


Explore fundamental probability concepts and standard mathematical notation.

Experimental Design & Sampling

Understand characteristics of experimental design and sampling.

Data Analysis

Dive into categorical and quantitative data and how to summarize them visually and numerically.

Machine Learning

Understand how machine learning concepts can be applied to forensic science.

Measurement, Reliability & Validity

Explore the establishment of scientific principles and validity for forensic methods.

Interpretation of Forensic Evidence

See how forensic evidence is being interpreted and analyzed today.

Reporting & Testimony

Compare and contrast different approaches to reporting forensic evidence.

If you’re ready to gain a deeper understanding of statistics and forensic analysis, CSAFE Learning is ready and waiting for you.

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

Student Learning Opportunities

CSAFE is passionate about mentoring the next generation of researchers—which is why we have ongoing opportunities for students to gain professional experience and prepare for a career in the criminal justice and forensic science.

From summer internships to webinars to a library of resources, learn more about our available opportunities.