William A. Tobin

Forensic Engineering International

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2708 Little Gunstock Rd.

Bumpass, VA 23024-8882

United States

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Hypothesis Testing of the Critical Underlying Premise of Discernible Uniqueness in Firearms-Toolmarks Forensic Practice

Jurimetrics, Vol. 53, pp. 121-142, 2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2017
William A. Tobin and Peter Blau
Forensic Engineering International and Oak Ridge National Laboratory-Materials Science and Technology Division
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forensic, firearms identification, toolmarks, validation studies, proficiency testing, discernible uniqueness, firearms toolmarks

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Evaluating and Challenging Forensic Identification Evidence

The Champion (July 2006), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, pp.12-21
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
William A. Tobin and William C. Thompson
Forensic Engineering International and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Downloads 154 (187,077)
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forensic, identification evidence, evidentiary comparisons, bullet lead, CBLA

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Analysis of Experiments in Forensic Firearms/Toolmarks Practice Offered as Support for Low Rates of Practice Error and Claims of Inferential Certainty

Law, Probability & Risk (Winter 2013), doi:10.1093/lpr/mgs028
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2014
Cliff Spiegelman and William A. Tobin
Texas A&M University and Forensic Engineering International
Downloads 145 (196,637)

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firearms identification, forensic certainty, validation studies, ballistics, forensic error rate, forensic testimony

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Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis Evidence: Valid Inference or Ipse Dixit?

Oklahoma City University Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2003
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
Edward J. Imwinkelried and William A. Tobin
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Forensic Engineering International
Downloads 95 (268,328)

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forensic, compositional bullet lead analysis, CBLA, comparative bullet lead analysis, evidence, reliability

5.

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

Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 1 No. 2 (2007), 287-301, DOI:10.1214/07-AOAS119
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
Texas A&M University, Forensic Engineering International, Independent, Texas A&M University, Highstown High School and Chem Consulting
Downloads 80 (298,497)

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forensic, bullet composition, heterogeneity, bullet lead, CBLA

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How Probative is Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis?

Criminal Justice, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Fall 2002), American Bar Association, pp. 26-34.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
William A. Tobin and Wayne Duerfeldt
Forensic Engineering International and Gopher Resource Corporation
Downloads 74 (312,381)

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forensic, bullet lead, comparative bullet lead analysis, CBLA

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Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis: A Case Study in Flawed Forensics

The Champion (July 2004), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, pp. 12-22
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
William A. Tobin
Forensic Engineering International
Downloads 71 (319,741)

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forensic, bullet lead, CBLA, comparative bullet lead analysis

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A Metallurgical Review of the Interpretation of Bullet Lead Compositional Analysis

Forensic Science International 127 (2002) pp. 174-191
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
Erik Randich, Wayne Duerfeldt, Wade McLendon and William A. Tobin
FMI, Gopher Resource Corporation, Sanders Lead Co. Inc and Forensic Engineering International
Downloads 34 (439,066)

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forensic, bullet lead, comparative bullet lead analysis, CBLA, bullet manufacturing, bullet lead smelting, bullet lead refining, retail bullet distribution

9.

What Collapsed Springs Really Tell Arson Investigators

Fire Journal (March/April 1990), National Fire Protection Association, pp. 24-27
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
William A. Tobin
Forensic Engineering International
Downloads 31 (452,141)

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fire, arson, spring collapse, mattress springs, furniture springs, fire investigation

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Collapsed Spring Observations in Arson Investigations: A Critical Metallurgical Evaluation

Fire Technology, Vol. 25, No. 4, (November 1989), National Fire Protection Association, pp. 317-335
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
William A. Tobin and Keith Monson
Forensic Engineering International and FBI Academy - Forensic Science Research Unit
Downloads 28 (466,380)

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arson, coiled springs, fire, fire origin, smoldering fire, accelerant, furniture springs, mattress springs, collapsed springs, fire investigation

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

Law, Probability and Risk, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 199-216, 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2012
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, Forensic Engineering International, University of South Florida - Department of Criminology and University of California, Irvine - Department of Statistics
Downloads 26 (490,435)

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comparative bullet lead analysis, compositional analysis of bullet lead, geographic concentration, geographic distribution, probative value, National Research Council, forensic bullet composition comparisons, forensic bullet evidence

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

Statistics and Public Policy (American Statistical Association), Vol. 4, No. 1, Pages 1-11, (2017)
Posted: 10 Feb 2017
William A. Tobin, H. Sheets and Cliff Spiegelman
Forensic Engineering International, Canisius College and Texas A&M University

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Firearms, Toolmarks, Bitemarks, Bullet Lead, Forensic