2017 – April Educational Seminar

Topic: Application of the 2009 NAS report and the 2016 PCAST report

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 00:00 GMT March 30

Presenter: Mike Wakshull

Continue your valuable education toward the CFDE™ certification and annual membership renewal points.

Last month I delivered a presentation to the Innocence Project at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. I was asked to discuss the application of the PCAST report to forensic science and to the legal profession.

This presentation provides an overview of the changes that are occurring in the disciplines of pattern recognition forensics. Although forensic document examination and digital forensics are not specifically addressed in the PCAST report, the report is important for all forensics disciplines.

The PCAST report describes implementation of the 2009 NAS report for pattern recognition forensics. The need to objective and quantifiable analysis is presented for seven forensics disciplines. Recommendations are ofered for forensics practitioners, law enforcement, and the judiciary.