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NIST Announces Initiation of CSAFE at AFTE Annual Training Seminar

A U.S. Navy forensic odontologist studies dental remains of a possible missing service member. The mission of the new Forensic Science Center of Excellence is improving the standards and practices for the statistical analysis of forensic evidence, including dental. Credit: Cpl. James P. Johnson, U.S. Army

On May 26, 2015 the National Institute of Standards and Technology officially announced the initiation of CSAFE during the 46th Annual Training Seminar of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners in Dallas, Texas.  NIST described the goals of its partnership with university scientists to conference attendees, explaining that the mission of the center is to develop tools to evaluate pattern and digital evidence analysis methods through the use of improved statistical applications. NIST also highlighted CSAFE goals to develop and implement training and education programs for judges, lawyers and forensic science investigators to improve understanding of statistical analyses.

From the article “New NIST Center of Excellence to Improve Statistical Analysis of Forensic Evidence”