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395 * ! Thu, 8/12/2021, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM Virtual
Addressing Individual Variation to Improve the Analysis of Forensic Evidence — Invited Papers
Advisory Committee on Forensic Science, Committee on Law and Justice Statistics
Organizer(s): Naomi Kaplan Damary, Postdoctoral scholar, University of California, Irvine
Chair(s): Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University
2:05 PM Bayesian Item Response Theory for Human Factors in Forensic Science
Amanda Luby, Swarthmore University
2:25 PM What Can We Learn from Proficiency Testing at Forensic Laboratories
Robin Mejia, Carnegie Mellon University
2:45 PM How Can Learning More Information Lead to a Worse Outcome? A Probabilistic Formalization of Contextual Bias in Forensic Analysis
Maria Cuellar, University of Pennsylvania; Amanda Luby, Swarthmore University; Jacqueline Mauro, Google
3:05 PM Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: Studying Juror Perceptions of the Strength of Forensic Science Evidence
Naomi Kaplan Damary, Postdoctoral scholar, University of California, Irvine; Willian Thompson, University of California, Irvine; Rebecca Hofstein Grady, University of California, Irvine; Hal Stern, University of California Irvine
3:25 PM Discussant: Nicholas Scurich, University of California, Irvine
3:45 PM Floor Discussion