Episode 158 – Anja Einseln Interview – Part 1

Anja Einseln Interview - Part 1

Anja Einseln Interview – Part 1

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray first revisit a couple of additional aspects of our previous discussion on defense interviews in Illinois before diving into the deep end of accreditation. Anja Einseln joins the Double Loop Podcast as our guest expert on ASCLD/LAB, ANAB, and all things accreditation. In the first half we talk about some of the changes that will be coming with the recent merger of ASCLD/LAB and ANAB and what it means for latent print units in accredited labs.

“It’s an acknowledgement even in Section A of 5.10.1.1 that you may just do a partial analysis on the submitted items. You may not analyze some things because again once you’ve identified that Jane Brown’s fingerprints were found on at least one of the beer bottles then the investigator has the information that they need. So again, the intent is moving away from the how and focusing on the what. So the what is the lab has to have a procedure and you need to decide at a minimum what’s going to be reported for all the items received so in some instances it might be processed but not evaluated.”

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Episode 157 – ANAB Accreditation

ANAB Accreditation

ANAB Accreditation

Eric and Glenn tackle a topic that will be a major concern of labs across the country in the next few years, the merger of ASCLD-LAB and ANAB. Some of the changes include the elimination of Latent Print Appendix, the elimination of the Administrative Review requirement, and slight wording changes that may result in huge changes to latent print reports and notes.

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Episode 156 – 2017 ICFIS Part 2

2017 ICFIS Part 2

2017 ICFIS Part 2

Glenn and Eric continue to discuss the 2017 International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics. This time Glenn tells about some troubling trends emerging from Illinois where forensic scientists are refusing to answer questions related to the foundational validity of the discipline. He also touches on new work on a different type of Likelihood Ratio approach from Cedric Neumann and colleageus.

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Episode 155 – 2017 ICFIS Part 1

2017 ICFIS Part 1

2017 ICFIS Part 1

Glenn discusses the recent 2017 International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics that was held in Minnesota. Specifically, Glenn helped lead a project that looked at how lay people from different backgrounds interpreted different types of forensic results and how those interpretations were used in a courtroom setting.

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Episode 154 – 2017 IAI Conference Recap

2017 IAI Conference Recap

2017 IAI Conference Recap

Glenn and Eric catch up on how things went at the 2017 IAI Educational Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Glenn covers a panel discussion on the appropriate use of identification, a new workshop of the PCAST calculations, and discussions about what our error rates should be vs. what juries think our error rates should be.

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