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FORDISC 3.1 Personal Computer Forensic Discriminant Functions

(2005) R.L. Jantz and S.D. Ousley 

We are sad to share the news that Dr. Ousley passed away on November 6, 2022.  Dr. Ousley was an important FAC colleague and integral to the daily operations of Fordisc. We are in the process of reorganizing Fordisc maintenance and distribution and Fordisc is not available for purchase during this reorganization period. We hope to resolve this as soon as possible; please email Dr. Richard Jantz ( if you have any questions.


FORDISC 3.1 is an interactive computer program that runs under Windows for classifying adults by ancestry and sex using any combination of standard measurements. New features of FORDISC 3.1 include more measurements, more groups, including Howells’ worldwide cranial data, the ability to import data for analysis, outlier checks, and an improved pictorial guide to measurements. Cost: $395.00.

There are three version of Fordisc available:

Fordisc on a USB 

Fordisc USB runs on a USB that is provided. It is the only version that does not require an active internet connection because the program is already set up to run.

Cost: US $395; International orders cost an extra $10 for shipping. See below for different ordering and payment options:

Invoice Option                  Credit Card Option

USB Replacement


Fordisc SL (Site License) 

Fordisc SL includes a license to run a number of copies of Fordisc on PCs and laptops at an educational institution. Instructors receive the installation file and are free to distribute it to up to 25, or 50 simultaneous users.

Cost: $100 setup fee plus: $100 per year for up to 25 simultaneous users; $150 per year for up to 50 users. Up to five years access can be purchased at one time.

Periodic updates to Fordisc 3 versions are included in the purchase price and require an internet connection.

See below for different ordering and payment options:

Invoice Option

Credit Card Option

Site License Renewal


Fordisc for the PC- CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK (7 November 2022)

Fordisc PC runs on PCs and laptops and requires an active internet connection at installation and to update. Up to two copies can be installed as long as they do not run concurrently.

Cost: US $395