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Publications and Presentations

Our goal is to share how CSAFE research directly impacts the forensic science community. To connect you with the latest advancements, our team publicizes research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at worldwide forensic science conferences.

Below you will find links to full publications resulting from center research, as well as copies of recent presentation slides. Looking for more CSAFE products? Find research tools and datasets in our resources section.

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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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Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences – Studying Juror Perceptions of the Strength of Forensic Science Evidence

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Published: 2021 | By: Naomi Kaplan-Damary

The following presentation was presented at 2021 International Association for Identification (IAI)

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A practical tool for information management in forensic decisions: Using Linear Sequential Unmasking-Expanded (LSU-E) in casework

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Published: 2022 | By: Adele Quigley-McBride

Forensic analysts often receive information from a multitude of sources. Empirical work clearly demonstrates that biasing information can affect analysts’ decisions, and that the order in which task-relevant information is received impacts human cognition and decision-making. Linear Sequential Unmasking (LSU; Dror et…

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The effect of image descriptors on the performance of classifiers of footwear outsole image pairs

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Published: 2022 | By: Soyoung Park

Shoe prints are commonly found at the scene of a crime and can sometimes help link a suspect to the scene. Because prints tend to be partially observed or smudgy, comparing crime scene prints with reference images from a putative…

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LogExtractor: Extracting Digital Evidence from Android Log Messages via String and Taint Analysis

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Published: 2021 | By: Chris Chao-Chun

Mobile devices are increasingly involved in crimes. Therefore, digital evidence on mobile devices plays a more and more important role in crime investigations. Existing studies have designed tools to identify and/or extract digital evidence in the main memory or the file…

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Forensic Analysis on Joker Family Android Malware

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Published: 2021 | By: Chen Shi

Android is the most popular operating system among mobile devices and the malware targeted explicitly for Android is rapidly growing and spreading across the mobile ecosystem. In this paper, we propose a hybrid analysis of Android malware to retrieve evidential…

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Using the Likelihood Ratio in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

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Published: 2021 | By: Daniel Attinger

There is an apparent paradox that the likelihood ratio (LR) approach is an appropriate measure of the weight of evidence when forensic findings have to be evaluated in court, while it is typically not used by bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA)…

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Handwriting Identification using Random Forests and Score-based Likelihood Ratios

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Published: 2021 | By: Madeline Johnson

Handwriting analysis is conducted by forensic document examiners who are able to visually recognize characteristics of writing to evaluate the evidence of writership. Recently, there have been incentives to investigate how to quantify the similarity between two written documents to…

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Source-Anchored, Trace-Anchored, and General Match Score-Based Likelihood Ratios for Camera Device Identification

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Published: 2022 | By: Stephanie Reinders

Forensic camera device identification addresses the scenario, where an investigator has two pieces of evidence: a digital image from an unknown camera involved in a crime, such as child pornography, and a person of interest’s (POI’s) camera. The investigator wants…

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Forensic Science in Legal Education

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Published: 2021 | By: Brandon Garrett

In criminal cases, forensic science reports and expert testimony play an increasingly important role in adjudication. More states now follow a federal reliability standard, following Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and Rule 702, which call upon judges to assess the…

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Psychometrics for Forensic Fingerprint Comparisons

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Published: 2021 | By: Amanda Luby

Forensic science often involves the evaluation of crime-scene evidence to determine whether it matches a known-source sample, such as whether a fingerprint or DNA was left by a suspect or if a bullet was fired from a specific firearm. Even…

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