Can you tell me a little about how you got started on this? How does a statistician get involved in forensic bullet analysis? Thank you for your time!
I was an editor of a interface journal between math and chemistry. Due to court challenges the NRC created a panel to look at CBLA and two staticians were asked, myself and Dr. Kafadar from University of Virginia. We were asked to help about 12 other scientists to review the procedure. The FBI said CBLA was first used in the JFK assassination. While the JFK assassination was not the focus, when I read what was done in that case it stood out as a horrendous use of science. I was able to verify that a few later.