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From easy-to-understand videos to self-paced courses, CSAFE Learning resources help forensic practitioners understand the application of statistics within forensic analysis. Each piece is created specifically for forensic practitioners, lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals, breaking down complex statistical concepts using cutting edge research and real-world examples. No matter your level of experience with statistics, we have something for you.

Dive-in to explore the different types and levels of resources included in our learning platform. Need help finding the best fit for you and your organization? Contact us at: csafelearning@iastate.edu

Featured Courses

Stats in the Courtroom

Learn more about how statistics applied to forensic evidence can impact you as a legal professional in the courtroom.

This learning opportunity is on-demand and available immediately.

Autopsy of a Crime Lab


This short course, beautifully sculpted for legal professionals, is a companion to Brandon Garrett's 2021 book, "Autopsy of a Crime Lab." Throughout this course, Garrett conducts a critical review of how forensics are used in criminal cases, detailing the many ways that evidence relied upon by courts and juries can be compro
mised on its way from the crime scene to the lab to the courtroom.

Enroll now to reserve your seat! The asynchronous course content will be available beginning March 1, 2024.

Algorithmic Assessment of Striation Similarity between Wire Cuts

There is no systematic algorithm to inspect striations on wires without manual extraction. A new, reproducible, automatic algorithm is proposed to analyze the similarity between wires. Interpreting the result correctly promises a consistent way of using wires as forensic evidence in the future.

This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 1:00 PM CT.

Sampling for Forensic Practitioners Short Course

In this three-session short course, Dr. Alicia Carriquiry focuses on populations, sampling frames, sampling methods and geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices. Content in the second and third sessions will build upon content provided in the previous session(s).

Enroll now to reserve your seat! The asynchronous course content will be available beginning April 1, 2024.