The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) will be attending the annual symposium of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD). The symposium will be held April 24-28 in Reno, Nevada. Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE director, and Jeff Salyards, CSAFE research scientist, will be speaking on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28.
Carriquiry and Salyards will co-present “CSAFE Project Update and ASCLD FRC Collaboration” on April 27 at 3 p.m. They will review the CSAFE portfolio of research projects and highlight the numerous training opportunities available to the forensic research community.
Salyards and Carriquiry will also discuss how CSAFE and the ASCLD Forensic Research Committee are working together to increase opportunities for labs to participate in ongoing research.
Carriquiry’s second presentation, “Improving the Black Box: How Do We Meet the Call for Better Validation Studies,” will occur on April 28 at 9:30 a.m. She will review some of the black box studies that have been conducted in the past few years, with an emphasis on their design, findings and the wording of the conclusions drawn by investigators.
Carriquiry will propose a protocol for conducting black box studies that rely on the same long-standing statistical ideas that provide the foundation for studies of this type in other scientific disciplines.
In addition, CSAFE will be at booth 23 in the exhibit hall starting on Tuesday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 27. Attendees will be able to learn more about CSAFE’s work in pattern and digital evidence and pick up free resources. The CSAFE team will be on hand to discuss potential collaborations and partnerships on several research projects.
For more information about CSAFE attending the ASCLD Symposium, visit forensicstats.org/ascld2022.
The ASCLD Symposium is an industry-leading conference designed for leaders and managers in the forensic laboratory space. Learn more and register for the symposium at www.ascldsymposium.com.