Forensic Engineering International investigators are regularly featured on television news programs and in industry research publications.

Evidentiary Comparison of Plastic Materials and Products Based Upon Fabrication Characteristics 

(Toolmarks) F.S. DeRonja and W.A. Tobin, Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Analysis and Identification of Polymers, July 31 to Aug. 2, 1984, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia.

Collapsed Springs in Arson Investigation: A Critical Metallurgical Evaluation

W.A. Tobin & K.L. Monson, Fire Technology, Volume 25, Number 4 (November 1989), National Fire Protection Association.

Chemical and Forensic Analysis of JFK Assassination Bullet Lots: Is a Second Shooter Possible?

Award-winning scientific research by FEI and colleagues revealed that testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Assassinations (HSCA), that only a single shooter could be involved in the JFK assassination, was flawed.

C. Spiegelman, W.A. Tobin, William D. James, Simon J. Sheather, Stuart Wexler, D. Max Roundhill, The Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 1 No. 2, 287-301 (2007); Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Winner of “2008 Statistics in Chemistry Award” from American Statistical Association with

> Winner of “2008 Statistics in Chemistry Award” from American Statistical Association

What Collapsed Springs Really Tell Arson Investigators

W.A. Tobin, Fire Journal, Volume 84, No. 2 (March/April 1990), National Fire Protection Association.

Noninvasive Evaluation of Vehicular Lampbulbs

W.A. Tobin, Crime Laboratory Digest, Volume 21, Number 1 (January 1994), Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A Metallurgical Review of the Interpretation of Bullet Lead Compositional Analysis

E. Randich, W. Duerfeldt, W. McClendon, W. Tobin, Forensic Science International, Volume 127, Issue 3 (September 2002), pp.174-191, Elsevier Science Publishing.

How Probative is Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis?

E. Randich, W. Duerfeldt, W. McClendon, W. Tobin, Forensic Science International, Volume 127, Issue 3 (September 2002), pp.174-191, Elsevier Science Publishing.

Comparative Bullet Lead Evidence (CBLA): Valid Evidence or Ipse Dixit?

E. J. Imwinkelried and W. A. Tobin, Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 28 No. 1 (2003), pp.43-72.

Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis: A Case Study in Flawed Forensics

Tobin, W.A., The Champion, July 2004, pp.12-22, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

A Retail Sampling Approach to Assess Impact of Geographic Concentrations on Probative Value of Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis

S.A. Cole, W.A. Tobin, L. Burgess, H. Stern, Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005), Oxford University Press.

Evaluating and Challenging Forensic Identification Evidence

W.A. Tobin, W.C. Thompson, The Champion, July 2006, pp. 12-21, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Expert Opinion: Evidentiary Value

Chapter 8: “Evaluating and Challenging Forensic Identification Evidence”, W.A. Tobin, W.C. Thompson, reprinted with permission, pp. 137-160; The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India (2007).

Absence of Statistical and Scientific Ethos: The Common Denominator in Deficient Forensic Practices

W. A. Tobin, H. D. Sheets, C. Spiegelman, Statistics and Public Policy, 4:1, 1-11 (2017), DOI: 10.1080/2330443X.2016.1270175.

Evidence of Injustice on 60 Minutes

FBI’s bullet lead analysis used flawed science to convict hundreds of defendants.
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