Charles Berger is principal scientist at the Netherlands
Forensic Institute (NFI), and Board member of the
Netherlands Register of Court Experts. He specializes in
criminalistics and specifically in subjects such as forensic
interpretation en inference (logic, probability). At the NFI he is
active in a number of areas such as education, R&D strategy,
and his own research about which he publishes internationally.
He also supports the NFI experts, advises the
direction, and guards the scientific quality.
Before he developed into a generalist he was educated at the
NFI to be a forensic document examiner. Charles has a
background in exact science: he got his PhD in physics
(Twente University). After obtaining his PhD he spent 6 years
gaining experience abroad with projects at the Naval Research Labs (Washington
DC), the universities of California and Bordeaux, and the …cole Normale Supťrieure
At the moment he is also involved in promoting logically correct reasoning and
concluding, as well as making forensic casework more objective. For such
improvements it is essential to explain it as often and as well as possible to all the
stakeholders in the justice system. Itís an exciting challenge at the interfaces of the
worlds of science, police, and law.