Franco Taroni

Franco Taroni is full professor of forensic statistics at the University of Lausanne (Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, School of Criminal Justice). He received his Ph.D. in forensic science in 1996 from the University of Lausanne. He was awarded two European Community Grants for Training and Mobility of Researchers for a collaboration with Prof. Aitken of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Edinburgh. He spent 4 years as a research project manager at the Institutes of Forensic Medicine of the Universities of Lausanne and Zürich (Switzerland). Franco’s main areas of research, casework, and teaching are forensic statistics, Bayesian networks, and Bayesian decision-theoretic data analyses. He has authored and coauthored several books on these topics (i.e. Statistics and the evaluation of evidence for forensic scientists (2004), Bayesian networks and probabilistic inference in forensic science (2006), Data analysis in forensic science : a Bayesian decision perspective (2010) and Bayesian networks for probabilistic inference and decision analysis in forensic science (2014). He is editor of the journal Law, Probability and Risk (Oxford University Press).

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La science forensique au tribunal: témoin digne de foi? (Coursera)

Jan 3rd 2022
La science forensique au tribunal: témoin digne de foi? (Coursera)
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L’objectif de ce cours est d’encourager la réflexion critique en ce qui concerne la « science forensique », également appelée police technique et scientifique ou criminalistique. À l’heure actuelle, de manière générale, la plupart des gens sont fascinés par les possibilités techniques qu’offre la police scientifique. Ils sont bercés [...]
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Challenging Forensic Science: How Science Should Speak to Court (Coursera)

The aim of this course is to promote critical thinking with regard to forensic science. Today, in general, most people are dazzled by the technical possibilities offered by forensic science. They somewhat live in the illusion that forensic evidence is fool proof and brings factual findings with 100% certainty. [...]
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