Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray review the 2020 article from Itiel Dror and Nicholas Scurich. “(Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science” was published in Forensic Science International: Synergy. The article criticizes published accuracy studies in the latent print and firearms disciplines and suggests an alternative method for handling inconclusive decisions and calculating an error rate for the field.
The episode details factual errors in almost every part of the article and suggests the real motivation behind these arguments. But first Eric and Glenn read some emails and catch up on our return to conferences.