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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

Judging Firearms Evidence

While firearms comparison evidence is commonly used in criminal cases, we have seen a recent and growing resurgence of judicial skepticism of firearms comparison evidence. These recent rulings, responding to scientific critiques, followed, however, many decades of near-universal acceptance of the evidence. We analyze the path of judicial rulings in this important area of forensic evidence.

This live event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, at 10:00 AM CT. Register now to reserve your seat!

Forensic Stats 101

This 30-hour course equips you to address the core concepts of probability, statistics, and their application to today’s issues in forensic science –– no matter your prior knowledge of statistics.

This course is self-paced and available for you to start learning today!

Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practioners Short Course

In this four-part short course, Dr. Hal Stern introduces fundamental concepts from probability and statistics - motivated by forensic issues - followed by a detailed investigation of how they apply to assess forensic evidence's probative value.

The four live sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 31, 10:00 AM - Noon CT
  • Friday, April 7, 10:00 AM - Noon CT
  • Friday, April 14, 10:00 AM - Noon CT
  • Friday, April 21, 10:00 AM - Noon CT

Register now to reserve your seat!