Essentials of Bayesian networks in forensic science
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|Deadline||17 May 2019|
Essentials of DNA interpretation
Essentials of forensic interpretation
Statistics and the Evaluation of Forensic Evidence
Target audienceForensic science practitioners, chief forensic scientists or coordinators, including reporting officers, forensic geneticians, lawyers, risk management analysts, having a University degree (at least BSc) or an equivalent degree of a higher education programme
The course is given in English. However, exercises, discussions and one-to-one tutorial can be led in English, German or French.
IntroductionBayesian networks (BN) are innovative and are gaining more and more widespread use within many professional branches. This on-line course gives a comprehensive view of the use of BNs for the probabilistic evaluation of scientific evidence in forensic science applications. It provides students with room for an incremental and in-depth study of the various aspects that a solid mastery of BNs in practical applications demands. The course content is based on the use of likelihood ratios, an approach that is supported by the International Society of Forensic Genetics, the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes and the Association of Forensic Science Providers. It lasts 6 months with a workload per week of 3 hours on the online platform and 1.5 to 2 hours of personal work (in total around 150 hours training).
The course team also offers further online short courses for practitioners who wish to specialize in DNA interpretation or Forensic interpretation .
And, in addition to these two short courses, a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Statistics and the Evaluation of Forensic Evidence is proposed to forensic practioners willing to acquire a comprehensive training (around 470 hours training).
The instructors have theoretical and practical experience with evaluation and interpretation from laboratory to courtroom. They have published over the years numerous scholarly papers and textbooks on the subjects of evaluation and statistics in forensic science ( Taroni et al., «Bayesian networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science», John Wiley & Sons, 2006 ).
Course venueOnline course
RegistrationApply online. A current curriculum vitae is to be uploaded through our online application system.
Course fee3’500.- Swiss Francs
Registration deadline *May 17th, 2019
* Beyond the deadline, registrations will be considered depending on availability.
Contact for administrative questionsMs. Mary-Claire André Mollet
mary-claire.andremollet [a] unil[.]ch
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