Episode 163 – Alicia Wilcox Interview – Part 1

Alicia Wilcox Interview - Part 1

Alicia Wilcox Interview – Part 1

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray join with Dr. Alicia Wilcox from Husson University in Bangor, Maine in a discussion of her research juries and their understanding of forensic testimony. Even though forensic scientists may try to present data in precise and sometimes mathematical way, jurors tend to interpret forensic testimony according to whether the evidence fits well into the story that they have constructed of the crime.

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Episode 162 – Vos PCAST Article

Vos PCAST Article

Vos PCAST Article

Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg discuss last year’s article, Using the PCAST Report to Exclude, Limit, or Minimize Experts by Eric Alexander Vos published in Criminal Justice. We note the extreme bias of the article to exploit the emotions of the judge and jury instead of logic, reason, or data, and we find the serious flaws in many aspects of the paper.

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Episode 161 – Koehler Error Rate Article

Koehler Error Rate Article

Koehler Error Rate Article

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray follow up from last week’s discussion of Glenn’s recent Daubert hearing with a 2016 article from Jonathan Koehler entitled, Intuitive Error Rate Estimates for the Forensic Sciences. As Glenn suspected, the findings of this article are suspiciously close to the center of the group of choices that participants were presented with. Although there are some larger themes that are interesting, the exact values of the error rate estimates from potential jurors do not match personal experience or even some of the cited prior works.

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Episode 160 – Daubert Challenge Recap

Daubert Challenge Recap

Daubert Challenge Recap

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray return after another hiatus to share travel stories and then to discuss a Daubert hearing that Glenn recently testified in. Short version: having all this new research is way better than when we didn’t have it.

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