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Stats + Stories: Making Forensic Science Scientific

Dr. Alicia Carriquiry is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University. She serves as Director and lead investigator for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

For many Americans, forensic science is framed for them by TV shows like, Dexter, or CSI, or Bones. Shows which focus on the work of genius forensic scientists, as they sift through evidence, in order to give investigators, tools to find a criminal. But along with the physical fingerprints and bloodstains, there’s also a lot of statistical data that could be sifted through. The intersection of forensics and statistics is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, Former and Founding Chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest is Alicia Carriquiry, a Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University, and the Director of the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, or CSAFE.

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.      

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