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Submissions from 2020

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How can a Forensic Result be a decision? A critical Analysis of ongoing reforms for forensic Reporting Formats for Federal Examiners., Simon A. Cole and Alex Biedermann

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A database of handwriting samples for applications in forensic statistics, Amy Crawford, Anyesha Ray, and Alicia L. Carriquiry

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Statistical Methods for the Forensic Analysis of User-Event Data, Christopher Galbraith

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Quantifying the association between discrete event time series with applications to digital forensics, Christopher Galbraith, Padhraic Smyth, and Hal S. Stern

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The Costs and Benefits of Forensics, Brandon L. Garrett

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Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence, Brandon L. Garrett, William E. Crozier, and Rebecca Grady

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Implementation of a Blind Quality Control Program in a Forensic Laboratory, Callan Hundl, Maddisen Neuman, Alicia Rairden, Preshious Rearden, and Peter Stout

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"Knuckles and Fingerprints: A Comparison and Case Study", Joseph B. Kadane

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How do latent print examiners perceive proficiency testing? An analysis of examiner perceptions, performance, and print quality, Sharon Kelley, Brett O. Gardner, Daniel C. Murrie, Karen D.H. Pan, and Karen Kafadar

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Hunting wild stego images, a domain adaptation problem in digital image forensics, Li Lin

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Automatic Classification of Bloodstain Patterns Caused by Gunshot and Blunt Impact at Various Distances, Yu Liu, Daniel Attinger, and Kris De Brabanter

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Automatic Classification of Bloodstain Patterns Caused by Gunshot and Blunt Impact at Various Distances, Yu Liu, Daniel Attinger, and Kris De Brabanter

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Psychometric analysis of forensic examiner behavior, Amanda Luby, Anjali Mazumder, and Brian Junker

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Psychometric analysis of forensic examiner behavior, Amanda Luby, Anjali Mazumder, and Brian Junker

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A database of two-dimensional images of footwear outsole impressions, Soyoung Park and Alicia L. Carriquiry

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An algorithm to compare two‐dimensional footwear outsole images using maximum cliques and speeded‐up robust feature, Soyoung Park and Alicia L. Carriquiry

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Quantifying the similarity of 2D images using edge pixels: an application to the forensic comparison of footwear impressions, Soyoung Park and Alicia L. Carriquiry

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Score-based likelihood ratios in camera device identification, Stephanie Reinder, Li Lin, Wenhao Chen, Yong Guan, and Jennifer Newman

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Comparison of three similarity scores for bullet LEA matching, Susan Vanderplas, Melissa Nally, Tylor Klep, Cristina Cadevall, and Heike Hofmann

Submissions from 2019

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Determining the region of origin of blood spatter patterns considering fluid dynamics and statistical uncertainties, Daniel Attinger, Patrick M. Comiskey, Alexander L. Yarin, and Kris De Brabanter

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A data set of bloodstain patterns for teaching and research in bloodstain pattern analysis: Gunshot backspatters, Daniel Attinger, Yu Liu, Ricky Faflak, Yanlin Rao, Bryce A. Struttman, Kris De Brabanter, Patrick M. Comiskey, and Alexander L. Yarin

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Processing Stamp Bags for Latent Prints: Impact of Rubric Selection and Gray-Scaling on Experimental Results, B. Barnes, J. Clark, J. Kadane, M. Priestley, D. Tator, and D. Wauthier

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Machine learning in forensic applications, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Heike Hofmann, Xiao Hui Tai, and Susan VanderPlas

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Do evidence submission forms expose latent print examiners to task-irrelevant information?, Brett O. Gardner, Sharon Kelley, Daniel C. Murrie, and Kellyn N. Blaisdell

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What do forensic analysts consider relevant to their decision making?, Brett O. Gardner, Sharon Kelley, Daniel C. Murrie, and Itiel E. Dror

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Latent Print Proficiency Testing: An Examination of Test Respondents, Test‐Taking Procedures, and Test Characteristics, Brett O. Gardner, Sharon Kelley, and Karen D.H. Pan

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Implementation of a Blind Quality Control Program in a Forensic Laboratory, Callan Hundl, Maddisen Neuman, Alicia Raieden, Preshious Rearden, and Peter Stout

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Cross-Domain Image Matching with Deep Feature Maps, Bailey Kong, James Supancic, Deva Ramanan, and Charles Fowlkes

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Adapting the Chumbley Score to Match Striae on Land Engraved Areas (LEAs) of Bullets, Ganesh Krishnan and Heike Hofmann

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Accounting for Individual Differences among Decision-Makers with Applications in Forensic Evidence Evaluation, Amanda Luby

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What does a match mean? A Framework for Understanding Forensic Comparisons, Robin Mejia, Maria Cuellar, Dana M. Delger, and Bill Eddy

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The impact of proficiency testing information and error aversions on the weight given to fingerprint evidence, Gregory Mitchell and Brandon L. Garrett

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Implementation of a Blind Quality Control Program in Blood Alcohol Analysis, Jackeline Moral, Callan Hundel, Dayong Lee, Maddisen Neuman, Aimee Grimaldi, Maria Cuellar, and Peter Stout

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Perceptions and estimates of error rates in forensic science: A survey of forensic analysts, Daniel C. Murrie, Brett O. Gardner, Sharon Kelley, and Kellyn Biasdell

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StegoAppDB: a Steganography Apps Forensics Image Database, Jennifer Newman, Li Lin, Wenhao Chen, Stephanie Reinder, Yangxiao Wang, Min Wu, and Yong Guan

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A Robust Approach to Automatically Locating Grooves in 3D Bullet Land Scans, Kiegan Rice, Ulrike Genschel, and Heike Hofmann

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A Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Evaluating Forensic Footwear Evidence, Neil A. Spencer and Jared S. Murray

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Subjective Bayesian testing using calibrated prior probabilities, Dan J. Spitzner

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How Cross‐Examination on Subjectivity and Bias Affects Jurors’ Evaluations of Forensic Science Evidence, William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich

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How Cross‐Examination on Subjectivity and Bias Affects Jurors’ Evaluations of Forensic Science Evidence, William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich

Submissions from 2018

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A data set of bloodstain patterns for teaching and research in bloodstain pattern analysis: Impact beating spatters, Daniel Attinger, Yu Liu, Tyler Bybee, and Kris De Brabanter

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Latent Print Processing of Glassine Stamp Bags Containing Suspected Heroin: The Search for an Efficient and Safe Method, Brittany Barnes, Jason Clark, Joseph Kadane, Marla Priestley, Neil Spencer, Deborah Tator, Denielle Wauthier, and Joshua Yohannan

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After Uniqueness: The Evolution of Forensic Science Opinion, Alex Biedermann, William C. Thompson, Joelle Vuille, and Franco Taroni

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Forensic Analysis of Android Steganography Apps, Wenhao Chen, Yangxiao Wang, Yong Guan, Jennifer Newman, Li Lin, and Stephanie Reinder

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Individual and collective identification in contemporary forensics, Simon Cole

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A Discouraging Omen: A Critical Evaluation of the Approved Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports for the Forensic Latent Print Discipline, Simon A. Cole

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Who Will Regulate American Forensic Science?, Simon A. Cole

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Dependence among randomly acquired characteristics on shoeprints and their features., Naomi K. Damary, Micha Mandel, Sarena Wiesner, Yoram Yekutieli, Yaron Shor, and Clifford Spiegelman

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The Myth of the Reliability Test, Brandon L. Garret and Chris Fabricant

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Brief of Amici Curiae, Long v. Hooks, No. 18-6980 (4th Cir.), Brandon L. Garrett

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Brief of Amici Curiae, State v. McPhaul, No. 421PA17, Brandon L. Garrett

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Forensic Fail?, Brandon L. Garrett

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The Reliable Application of Fingerprint Evidence, Brandon L. Garrett

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The Proficiency of Experts, Brandon L. Garrett and Gregory Mitchell

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Comparing Categorical and Probabilistic Fingerprint Evidence, Brandon Garrett, Gregory Mitchell, and Nicholas Scurich

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Fingerprint Science, Joseph B. Kadane

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Certainty & Uncertainty in Reporting Fingerprint Evidence, Joseph B. Kadane and Jonathan J. Koehler

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The Critical Role of Statistics in Demostrating the Reliability of Expert Evidence, Karen Kafadar

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Proficiency testing of fingerprint examiners with Bayesian Item Response Theory, Amanda S. Luby and Joseph B. Kadane

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Statistical modeling and analysis of trace element concentrations in forensic glass evidence, Karen D.H. Pan and Karen Kafadar

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Resolving latent conflict: What happens when latent print examiners enter the cage?, Alicia Rairden, Brandon L. Garrett, Sharon Kelley, and Amy Castillo

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Assessing the complexity of handwritten signatures, Hal S. Stern, Miriam Angel, Melvin Cavanaugh, Eric L. Lai, and Shuying Zhu

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Creating Fingerprint Databases and a Bayesian Approach to Quantify Dependencies in Evidence, Maria Tackett

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How Should Forensic Scientists Present Source Conclusions?, William C. Thompson

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Perceived strength of forensic scientists’ reporting statements about source conclusions, William C. Thompson, Rebecca Hofstein Grady, Eric Lai, and Hal S. Stern

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When does absence of evidence constitute evidence of absence?, William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich

Submissions from 2017

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Changed Science Statutes: Can Courts Accommodate Accelerating Forensic Scientific and Technological Change?, Simon Cole

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Scandal, Fraud, and the Reform of Forensic Science: The Case of Fingerprint Analysis., Simon A. Cole

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Hydrodynamics of back spatter by blunt bullet gunshot with a link to bloodstain pattern analysis, P. M. Comiskey, A. L. Yarin, and Daniel Attinger

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Analyzing user-event data using score-based likelihood ratios with marked point processes, Christopher Galbraith and Padhraic Smyth

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Brief of Amici Curiae Brandon L. Garrett and 35 Scientists, Statisticians, Law and Science Scholars, and Practitioners, People v. Genrich, No. 2016CA651, Brandon L. Garrett

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The Crime Lab in the Age of the Genetic Panopticon, Brandon L. Garrett

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Algorithmic approaches to match degraded land impressions, Eric Hare, Heike Hofmann, and Alicia L. Carriquiry

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Automatic Matching of Bullet Land Impressions, Eric Hare, Heike Hofmann, and Alicia L. Carriquiry

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A Fully Automatic Method for Comparing Cartridge Case Images, Xiao Hui Tai, M. Stats, and William F. Eddy

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Evaluating Negative Forensic Evidence: When Do Jurors Treat Absence of Evidence as Evidence of Absence?, William C. Thompson, Nicholas Scurich, Rachel Dioso-Villa, and Brenda Velazquez

Submissions from 2016

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Constitutional Regulation of Forensic Evidence, Brandon L. Garrett

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Forensics and Fallibility: Comparing the Views of Lawyers and Jurors, Brandon L. Garrett and Gregory Mitchell