Day Two Agenda » Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daily Sign-in and Continental Breakfast

Practical Experience: How VDFS Established Their Mixture Interpretation Procedures

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Brad C. Jenkins Forensic Biology Program Manager, Forensic Biology Section, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Download Jenkins Procedures Presentation 820kB PDF
Play Procedures Video

Interpretation of Y-STR Mixtures and Statistical Applications

9:30 a.m.–10:40 a.m.

Jack Ballantyne Professor and Associate Director for Research, Department of Chemistry, National Center for Forensic Science, University of Central Florida
Download Ballantyne Interpretation Presentation 2.6MB PDF
Play Interpretation Video: Part One
Play Interpretation Video: Part Two


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Dealing with Data That Falls Below Your Stochastic Threshold—Statistical Approaches

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

John Buckleton Principal Scientist, ESR
Download Buckleton Threshold Presentation 1.2MB PDF
Play Threshold Video

NamUs: An Overview » Working Lunch

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Carrie Sutherland NamUs Regional and Forensic Services Coordinator, National Forensic Science Technology Center

Reporting DNA Mixture Results and Statistics

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Karin Crenshaw Forensic Biology Unit, Senior Forensic Scientist, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Download Crenshaw Reporting Presentation 388kB PDF
Play Reporting Video

The Pros and Cons of Using the Modified Random Match, Probability of Inclusion/Exclusion and Likelihood Ratio

2:15 p.m.–3:20 p.m.

John Buckleton Principal Scientist, ESR
Play Pros and Cons Video: Part One
Play Pros and Cons Video: Part Two


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Legal Issues and Considerations

3:40 p.m.–4:40 p.m.

Jules Epstein Associate Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law
Download Epstein Legal Issues Presentation 1.3MB PDF
Play Legal Issues Video


4:40 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Michael Coble Forensic Biologist, Applied Genetics Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Play Voting Session Video