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IPTES Series: Communicating Conclusions in Forensics
IPTES Series: Communicating Conclusions in Forensics

This series is designed to bring together practitioners to enhance information-sharing and promote collaboration in the impression, pattern & trace evidence, law enforcement and legal communities.
IPTES Series: Communicating Conclusions in Forensics

This series is specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing and promote collaboration among the impression, pattern and trace evidence, law enforcement and legal communities. The series will also provide unique educational opportunities for forensic examiners in the disciplines of impression, pattern and trace evidence.

The Presentations and their Authors are listed below:

1. A Novel Approach for Quantifying the Weight of Fingerprint Evidence - Henry Swofford

2. Report Writing for Footwear and Tire Examiners: Being Clear and Communicating Value - Lesley Hammer

3. Articulating the Identification Decision - Heidi Eldridge

4. Fingerprint Examination and the Epistemic Rationale of Claims to Single Source Attribution - Henry Swofford

5. Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

This webinar series will focus on topics that include the latest developments and challenges to fingerprint, shoeprint and tire tread evidence, questioned documents, bloodstain pattern analysis, biometrics, firearms/toolmarks, digital photography, fibers, paint, tape and other types of evidence as well as calculation of error rate, testimony, interpretation/reporting, case studies, and technology applications.

This webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter.

Speaker

Henry Swofford, Lesley Hammer & Heidi Eldridge
Henry Swofford - U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Latent Print Branch

Lesley Hammer - Hammer Forensics

Heidi Eldridge - RTI International
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This event is funded through a Cooperative Agreement (2011-DN-BX-K564) from the National Institute

of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The views,

policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect

those of the NIJ, OJP, or USDOJ.