In this post-New Year’s Eve 2023-2024 episode, the guys start by discussing their New Year’s Eve and play another round of Where in the Whorld. They then introduce their guest from the New South Wales Police Force, Andrew Chapman. Glenn had the benefit of seeing Andy’s presentation at IAFS in Sydney. Andy presented a fingerprint black box error rate study conducted with laypeople, trainees, and experts in New South Wales, Australia. The guys discuss various statistics in the study, especially when comparing across the participant groups. The Aussie data are very similar to U.S. examiner data, and the guys draw some parallels to other research. The guys also discuss some novel aspects of the study design that make this one such a fascinating study.

IAFS Presentation Slides: IAFS 2023 Presentation Slides – Andrew Chapman – Fingerprint Determinations Downunder