A Case Study in Forensic Science: Finding the “Golden State Killer” What’s open source got to do with it? As a statistician, data scientist, and R-user, I am a big believer in open source tools and open data.
What is footwear impression evidence? In the mess of a crime scene, one of the most abundant pieces of evidence is a shoe outsole impression. A shoe outsole impression is the trace of a shoe that is left behind when the pattern of the sole is transferred in some way to the walking surface.
You’re probably wondering where on Earth the title of this post comes from. Well, as a postdoc at CSAFE, I think about forensic science pretty much every day. And as a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, I listen to podcasts pretty much every day.
I have started a CRAN task view for Forensic Science. The CTV is available on my Github page. I welcome any feedback, additions, and pull requests.
CRAN Task View: Forensic Science with R Maintainer: Sam Tyner Contact: sctyner at iastate.