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 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.

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Episode 131 – Weight of Evidence

Weight of Evidence

Weight of Evidence

Glenn and Eric listened to the online recordings of the NIST Technical Colloquium Quantifying the Weight of Forensic Evidence. The presentations brought up lots of questions on how forensic scientists should be presenting evidence to juries and the court. Can juries understand complicated models or even nuanced levels of association? Is the search for a mathematical model to express the weight of evidence just a fool’s errand?

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Episode 116 – Couple of papers

Couple of papers

Couple of papers

Eric and Glenn each discuss a paper that they were involved with recently. Eric and the IAI Subcommittee on Probability Modeling published a short article in the ID News summarizing current and future uses of probabilities in fingerprints. Glenn talks about a recent paper on a proteomic approach for identifying blood.

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