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Change cannot happen without community. CSAFE is passionate about achieving its mission to apply a statistically sound and scientifically solid foundation to the interpretation of forensic evidence. To that end, we invite fellow scientists and researchers, along with those in the forensic and legal communities, to use and share these resources as we work together to elevate forensic science and technology.

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Extracting Case-Specific Data from Validation Studies

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This CSAFE webinar was held on May 10, 2022. Presenters: Steve Lund Statistical Engineering Division, NIST Hari Iyer Statistical Engineering Division, NIST Presentation Description: The legal and scientific communities agree that any forensic method or algorithm should undergo validation testing…


Shining a Light on Black Box Studies

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This CSAFE webinar was held on April 22, 2022. Presenters: Dr. Kori Khan Iowa State University Dr. Alicia Carriquiry Iowa State University Presentation Description: The American criminal justice system heavily relies on conclusions reached by the forensic science community. In…


Sampling for Forensic Practitioners Short Course

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This three-session short course took place on March 25, April 1, and April 8, 2022. Recordings of completed sessions and practicum materials can be found below. Presenters: Alicia Carriquiry Director of CSAFE Iowa State University Joseph Zemmels Graduate Research Assistant…


Modeling And iNventory of Tread Impression System (MANTIS): The development, deployment and application of an active footwear data collection system

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This CSAFE webinar was held on March 24, 2022. Presenters: Dr. Richard Stone Iowa State University Dr. Susan Vanderplas University of Nebraska, Lincoln Presentation Description: This webinar details the development, capabilities and successful deployment of the Modeling And iNventory of…


Modeling covarying responses of forensic decision-makers within an IRT framework

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Published: 2020 | By: Amanda Luby

Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2020

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Latent Print Quality in Blind Proficiency Testing: Using Quality Metrics to Examine Laboratory Performance

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Published: 2021 | By: Brett Gardner

Presented at American Association of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 2021

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Evaluating the Reliability of Randomly Acquired Characteristics (RACs) Identification in Footwear Impression Evidence

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Published: 2021 | By: Corey Katz

Presented at American Association of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 2021

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Studying Reproducibility and Reliability for Pattern Evidence Comparisons

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Published: 2021 | By: Hina Arora

Presented at International Association for Identification (IAI) 2021

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Ruger LCP Study: a two-pronged approach

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Published: 2021 | By: Melissa Nally

This study started as an attempt to take a closer look at the rifling observed in the 380 Auto Ruger LCP pistol

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Statistics in the Pursuit of Justice—A More Principled Strategy to Analyze Forensic Evidence.

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Published: 2021 | By: Alicia Carriquiry

Florence Nightingale David Lecture at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

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