Episode 180 – IAI Recertification Test

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Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray report on a heated and controversial topic that caught the attention of the latent print world in the summer of 2018, the re-designed IAI Recertification test. Every five years, Certified Latent Print Examiners must take a comparison test. The old one was notoriously easy, but that has recently changed, and the error rate was higher than some expected. Carl Speckels raised the topic on the CLPEX.com message board and it was discussed at length at the 2018 IAI Conference. The topic is discussed even further here with some suggestions on how to improve the test while keeping it an important aspect of latent print examination.

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

Episode 174 – 2018 IAI Conference

2018 IAI Conference

2018 IAI Conference

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray return to the annual IAI conference in San Antonio to talk to attendees about the interesting lectures and workshops that they’ve seen this year. Morgan Hays from Florida talks about how he stays current with the field as a supervisor and how the exclusion and verification topics were covered at the conference. Do you trust your verifier? Linda Manigault from Nevada then joins the conversation and discusses the workshops on FRStat and statistical models that she attended. Glenn ends the episode with a BIG announcement!

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

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.

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

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.

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

Episode 143 – 2017 IAI Position Statement

2017 IAI Position Statement

2017 IAI Position Statement

Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg work their way through the newest position statement from the International Association for Identification. Does it allow examiners to say whatever they want? Is it too vague? Does it overstep the IAI’s role, or does it abandon the IAI’s traditional role in the discipline? All good questions that Eric and Glenn will try to answer (sort of).

Double Loop Podcast with Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray
Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons