This archived one-hour webinar covers basic principles of trace evidence that serve as decision-making tools for forensic scientists to use in examining, sampling, testing and evaluating associative evidence. How strong is an association when evidence is being examined, and what exactly is being associated? When does an absence of evidence permit an exclusion, and when it is simply no information? Were corresponding fibers, particles, or stains deposited directly, or by indirect transfer? How can you test this? These principles are presented via examples of evidence from actual cases: observations data, test results and interpretations.
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.
A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.
Please contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org for any questions.
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