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CSAFE Announces Two Online Short Courses for Forensic Practitioners

Fall 2021 Short Courses

This fall, the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) is offering two online short courses designed to introduce probability and statistics concepts to forensic practitioners. The short courses are free of charge, but registration is required.

Alicia Carriquiry
Alicia Carriquiry

Sampling for Forensic Practitioners

Session 1: Sept. 30, 2021 — 11 a.m.–1 p.m. CT
Session 2: Oct. 7, 2021 — 11 a.m.–1 p.m. CT

Sampling for Forensic Practitioners is a two-part short course focusing on populations, sampling frames, sampling methods and geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices.

The course meets 11 a.m.–1 p.m. CT on Sept. 20 and Oct. 7. The two-hour sessions will be led by Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE director and Distinguished Professor and President’s Chair in statistics at Iowa State University.

Hal Stern
Hal Stern

Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners

Session 1: Oct. 22, 2021 — 10 a.m.–noon CT
Session 2: Nov. 5, 2021 — 10 a.m.–noon CT
Session 3: Nov. 12, 2021 — 10 a.m.–noon CT

Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners is a three-part introductory course covering fundamental concepts from probability and statistics motivated by forensic issues, followed by a detailed investigation of how they are used to assess forensic evidence’s probative value.

The course meets 10 a.m.–noon CT on Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. The sessions will be taught by Hal Stern, CSAFE co-director and Chancellor’s Professor of statistics at the University of California, Irvine.

For more information or to register, visit forensicstats.org/courses.

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