Just Bayesian Brawl

Just Bayesian Brawl

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Original Release Date: April 2, 2018

In episode nine of our 2018 IPTES Season, Just Science is covering the Statistical Approaches to Forensic Interpretation panel, recorded live at IPTES. Moderators for the panel was your host, Dr. John Morgan, from RTI International and Dr. Jose Almirall, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University.

Panelist gave presentations during the symposium on various statistical topics, these presentations were:

  • "Reality Check - What Is Expected from Expert Witnesses" by Dr. Steven Lund.
  • "Challenges Faced by Experts When Communicating Forensic Evidence to Triers of Fact: A Statistician's View" by Dr. Hari Iyer
  • "The Use of Similarity Measures (Scores) to Quantify the Weight of Forensic Evidence" by Dr. Cedric Neumann
  • "Statistical Analysis in Forensic Science Evidential Value of Multivariate Data" by Dr. Daniel Ramos
  • "The Anatomy of Forensic Identification Decisions: Rethinking Current Reporting Practice in a Decision-Theoretic Perspective" by Dr. Alex Biedermann

NIJ and 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. The IPTES was specifically 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.

2018 Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

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