Introduction

2018 IPTES Plenary – Opening Remarks & Statistical Approaches

2018 IPTES Plenary – Opening Remarks & Statistical Approaches

Overview

IPTES was designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing and promote collaboration among the impression, pattern, and trace evidence analysts, law enforcement, and legal communities. This original Live Webinar took place on 01/24/2018.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) are committed to improving the practice of forensic science and strengthening its impact through support of research and development, rigorous technology evaluation and adoption, effective knowledge transfer and education, and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime. The future of forensic sciences and its contribution to the public and criminal justice community is a motivating topic to gather expertise in a forum to discuss, learn, and share ideas.

Opening Remarks

  • Gerald LaPorte, MSFS | Director, Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences, NIJ

Statistical Approaches to Forensic Interpretation

  • DOJ’s Support of Forensic Science
    • Ted Hunt, JD | Senior Advisor to the Attorney General on Forensic Science, DOJ
  • Reality Check — What Is Expected from Expert Witnesses
    • Steven Lund, Ph.D. | National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Challenges Faced by Experts When Communicating Forensic Evidence to Triers of Fact: A Statistician’s View
    • Hari Iyer, Ph.D. | National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • The Use of Similarity Measures (Scores) to Quantify the Weight of Forensic Evidence
    • Cedric Neumann, Ph.D. | South Dakota State University
  • Statistical Analysis in Forensic Science Evidential Value of Multivariate Data
    • Daniel Ramos, Ph.D. | Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • The Anatomy of Forensic Identification Decisions: Rethinking Current Reporting Practice in a Decision-Theoretic Perspective
    • Alex Biedermann, Ph.D. | University of Lausanne

Statistical Approaches Panel Discussion

  • Steven Lund, Hari Iyer, Cedric Neumann, Daniel Ramos & Alex Biedermann

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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