Episode 191 – Christophe Champod Interview

    Christophe Champod InterviewChristophe Champod Interview

Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg are joined for another episode discussing statistics and probabilities by Professor Christophe Champod from the University of Lausanne. Christophe takes us on a history of his work on fingerprint statistics, his past, current, and future research projects, his hope for the future of statistics in fingerprint comparisons, and how the newest Swiss model is available for use through the Pianos software. This episode is sponsored by GO EVIDENCE.

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Episode 165 – Categorical vs. Probabilistic

Categorical vs. Probabilistic

Categorical vs. Probabilistic

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray tackle two articles in one fantastic episode. First, “Lay Understanding of ‘Identification’: How Jurors Interpret Forensic Identification Testimony” by Henry Swofford and Jessica Cino from the Journal of Forensic Identification. Secondly, the guys tackle a paper from the Journal of Forensic Sciences, “Comparing Categorical and Probabilistic Fingerprint Evidence” by Brandon Garrett, et al. The big question is: should we say “identification” or should we express the same conclusion in a probabilistic manner?

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Podcast for Latent Print Examiners
Your source for everything about fingerprints
While you’re working on your comparisons, we’ll talk about comparisons

Episode 145 – DFSC Stats & NCFS Ends

DFSC Stats & NCFS Ends

DFSC Stats & NCFS Ends

Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg get back into the swing of things with big news in the spring of 2017. The Defense Forensic Science Center (Army Crime Lab) just released a statement saying that their reports would now include a likelihood with each latent print identification. Also, the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) was not renewed by the new Department of Justice.

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

Episode 138 – Brendan Dassey appeal

Dassey appeal

Brendan Dassey appeal

Glenn and Eric first cover the new resolution that came out of the IAI 2016 Conference. They then perfectly segue into a conversation on the recent decision to order the release or retrial of Brendan Dassey based on problems with his confession and initial attorney.

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