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Advanced DNA interpretation
|Formation Continue Unil-EPFL|
Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Programme coordination For academic questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Location||Lausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland|
Criminology / Forensics
|Deadline||3 September 2021|
Given activity level propositions
Online course – October 2021 to November 2022
Target audienceDNA reporting officers with experience in writing statements given sub-source level propositions. Participants are expected to have a good theoretical and practical background in probabilistic reasoning, as well as up-to-date knowledge in the field of evaluation of DNA profile comparisons.
IntroductionThis advanced online course focuses on how to assess biological results given activity level propositions in order to promote a safe administration of justice. It is designed to train practitioners in the most up-to-date approaches to the evaluation of biological results. The content is based on the use of likelihood ratios, an approach that is supported by the International Society of Forensic Genetics, and a variety of reference documents, guidance notes and standards, across jurisdictions.
The course relies on the use of Bayesian networks (BN) for the probabilistic evaluation of biological results, when the issue regards not so much the source of the DNA, but the activities from which it resulted.
The course team also offers two other online short courses: Essentials of DNA interpretation , a first approach of DNA interpretation, and Essentials of forensic interpretation . In addition to these short courses, a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Statistics and the Evaluation of Forensic Evidence is proposed to forensic practitioners willing to acquire a comprehensive training.
Have specialized and up-to-date knowledge in the field of evaluation of forensic biological results when accounting for transfer, persistence, recovery and prevalence of biological trace material
Program1. REVISITING UNCERTAINTY IN FORENSIC SCIENCE AND PROBABILISTIC INFERENCE
2. EVALUATION USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS (BNs): GENERAL ASPECTS AND SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITIES
5. EVALUATION OF TRACES RECOVERED ON A VICTIM OR A CRIME SCENE
8. CASE STUDIES
InstructorsThe 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.
Course venueOnline course
Dates and scheduleThe course is offered on a yearly basis. Spread over 13 months, this 150-hour course represents an average workload of 4 hours per week. Holidays and breaks are included, to offer flexibility.
Fill in the online registration form and upload your CV and copies of your diplomas online.
Course fee4,500.- Swiss Francs (including a time-limited version of a Bayesian networks software)
September 3, 2021
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