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FORS 4317. Applied Statistics for Forensic Science. 3 Hours.

Students apply statistical methods to forensic science problems. Concepts including data distributions, sampling, significance and confidence intervals, likelihood ratios, probability, conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem, and odds may be included. Measurement uncertainty and metrological traceability are also covered to meet forensic laboratory accreditation requirements. Statistics are applied to problems relating to topics such as forensic toxicology, seized drugs, trace evidence, firearms, and questioned documents.