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 01/25/2018.

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.


Impression & Pattern Breakout – Day 2 PM 

Using Eye Tracking to Understand Decisions by Forensic Latent Print Examiners
R. Austin Hicklin, Ph.D., Noblis, and JoAnn Buscaglia, Ph.D., FBI

Thematic Trends of Latent Print Examination Criticisms and Reports
Thomas Wortman, BS, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory

Statistical Error Estimation for an Objective Measure of Similarity to a Latent Image
Donald Gantz, Ph.D., George Mason University

Occurrence and Utility of Latent Print Correspondences That Are Insufficient for Identification
David Stoney, Ph.D., Stoney Forensic, Inc.

A Bayes Factor for Fingerprints, Using a Modified Approximate Bayesian Computation Approach
Jessie Hendricks, MS, South Dakota State University

Assessing and Reducing Variability in Friction Ridge Suitability Determinations 
Heidi Eldridge, MS, RTI International


Speakers
Multiple 2018 IPTES Presenters


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