Alex Biedermann

University of Lausanne

Professor

Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Admin.

Lausanne, Vaud 1015

Switzerland

http://www.unil.ch/unisciences/alexbiedermann

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

DOWNLOADS

465

SSRN CITATIONS

8

CROSSREF CITATIONS

2

Ideas:
“  My full list of publications is available on these websites: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alex_Biedermann http://www.unil.ch/unisciences/alexbiedermann My project website is: http://www.unil.ch/forensicdecision  ”

Scholarly Papers (25)

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How Can a Forensic Result Be a ‘Decision’? A Critical Analysis of Ongoing Reforms of Forensic Reporting Formats for Federal Examiners

Houston Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2020, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2020-25
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2020
Simon A. Cole and Alex Biedermann
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of Lausanne
Downloads 79 (376,652)
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decision, reports, evidence, testimony, forensic

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In Support of a Decisional Paradigm for Assisted Dying

Criminal Law Journal, 2019, vol. 43, PT 4, 254–273
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Nov 2019
University of Adelaide - Law School, University of Lausanne, University of Fribourg and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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assisted dying, decision-making

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Book Review: Roberts, Paul and Stockdale, Michael (eds), Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony: Reliability Through Reform?

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Jul 2019
Alex Biedermann
University of Lausanne
Downloads 41 (513,253)

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Forensic Science, Reliability, Expert Evidence, Reform

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Assessing AI Output in Legal Decision-Making with Nearest Neighbors

124 Penn State Law Review 2020, 609–655.
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2020
Timothy Lau and Alex Biedermann
Federal Judicial Center and University of Lausanne
Downloads 40 (517,996)

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civil discovery, risk assessments, forensic science, decision-making, artificial intelligence

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The Dialogue Between Forensic Scientists, Statisticians and Lawyers about Complex Scientific Issues for Court [E-book]

Pope S., Biedermann A. (Eds.) 2020, The dialogue between forensic scientists, statisticians and lawyers about complex scientific issues for court [E-book], Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, doi: 10.3389/978-2-88966-049-0.
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Dec 2020
Sue Pope and Alex Biedermann
Principal Forensic Services and University of Lausanne
Downloads 33 (553,493)

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Criminal jurisprudence, Expert evidence, Likelihood Ratios, DNA evidence, Source code

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Reframing the Debate: A Question of Probability, Not of Likelihood Ratio

Science and Justice, Vol. 56(5), p. 392-396, 2016
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Oct 2016
Alex Biedermann, S. Bozza, F. Taroni and C. G. G. Aitken
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, Independent and University of Edinburgh - School of Mathematics
Downloads 29 (576,000)
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Uncertainty, Probability, Likelihood Ratio, Evidence Evaluation

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Editorial: The Dialogue between Forensic Scientists, Statisticians and Lawyers about Complex Scientific Issues for Court

Pope S., Biedermann A. 2020, Editorial: The Dialogue between Forensic Scientists, Statisticians and Lawyers about Complex Scientific Issues for Court, Frontiers in Genetics, vol. 11, Article 704, 1–2. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00704
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 30 Sep 2020
Sue Pope and Alex Biedermann
Principal Forensic Services and University of Lausanne
Downloads 23 (614,654)

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criminal jurisprudence, expert evidence, DNA likelihood ratios, DNA evidence, principles of forensic interpretation

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Une preuve scientifique suffit-elle pour fonder une condamnation pénale? (Can a Single Item of Scientific Evidence Be Sufficient to Convict?)

J. Vuille, A. Biedermann, Une preuve scientifique suffit-elle pour fonder une condamnation pénale?, 138 Revue de droit suisse 5 491–512, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
Joëlle Vuille and Alex Biedermann
University of Fribourg and University of Lausanne
Downloads 22 (621,576)

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intime conviction, appréciation des preuves, présomption d’innocence, expertise, preuve scientifique, ADN, dactyloscopie

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Forensic Science and the Principle of Excluded Middle: 'Inconclusive' Decisions and the Structure of Error Rate Studies

Forensic Science International: Synergy, 3, 100147, 2021 doi.org/10.1016/j.fsisyn.2021.100147.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Apr 2021
Alex Biedermann and Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou
University of Lausanne and University of Northumbria at Newcastle - School of Law
Downloads 20 (635,474)

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Inconclusive, Decision, Error rate, Principle of excluded middle

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The Decisional Nature of Probability and Plausibility Assessments in Juridical Evidence and Proof

Alex Biedermann, Joëlle Vuille, The Decisional Nature of Probability and Plausibility Assessments in Juridical Evidence and Proof, International Commentary on Evidence, 2018, Vol. 16, no. 1, p. 1–30, DOI:10.1515/ice-2019-0003.
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Oct 2019
Alex Biedermann and Joëlle Vuille
University of Lausanne and University of Fribourg
Downloads 19 (642,658)
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decision theory, scoring rules, relative plausibility theory, probability theory

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Critical Analysis of Forensic Cut-Offs and Legal Thresholds: A Coherent Approach to Inference and Decision

Forensic Science International, 2018, 288, 72-80, DOI/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.04.030
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
University of Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, University of Lausanne and University of Edinburgh - School of Mathematics
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Toxicological Analyses, Forensic Science, Interpretation, Cut-Offs, Legal Thresholds

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Normative Decision Analysis in Forensic Science

Biedermann A., Bozza S., Taroni F., Normative Decision Analysis in Forensic Science, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2020, 7–25, doi.org/10.1007/s10506-018-9232-2
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Apr 2020
Alex Biedermann, S. Bozza and Franco Taroni
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia and University of Lausanne
Downloads 18 (649,764)
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forensic science, decision theory, normative analysis

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Forensic Science, Probability

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Analysis and Evaluation of Magnetism of Black Toners on Documents Printed by Electrophotographic Systems

Forensic Science International, Volume 267, pages 157–165, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Sep 2016
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, Independent, University of Lausanne - School of Criminal Justice, China University of Political Science and Law - Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Sciences and University of Lausanne - School of Criminal Justice
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Forensic Science, Document Examination, Magnetic Toner, Statistics

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Computational Normative Decision Support Structures of Forensic Interpretation in the Legal Process

Biedermann A., Bozza S., Taroni F., Vuille J. 2020, Computational normative decision support structures of forensic interpretation in the legal process, SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, 17, 83–124, DOI:10.2966/scrip.170120.83.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Feb 2020
Alex Biedermann, S. Bozza, Franco Taroni and Joëlle Vuille
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, University of Lausanne and University of Fribourg
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Decision theory, forensic science, dispute resolution, legal negotiation, Bayesian decision networks, normative decision policies, sequential decisions

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DNA und Beweiswürdigung – Der statistische Rubikon und die Dogmatik der Identitätsfeststellung (DNA and the Evaluation of Evidence - The Statistical Rubicon and the Dogmatics of Forensic Identification)

Kotsoglou K., Biedermann A., Vuille J. 2020, DNA und Beweiswürdigung – Der statistische Rubikon und die Dogmatik der Identitätsfeststellung, Zeitschrift für die gesamte Straftrechtswissenschaft, 132, 891–937, doi.org/10.1515/zstw-2020-0032.
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Feb 2021
Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou, Alex Biedermann and Joëlle Vuille
University of Northumbria at Newcastle - School of Law, University of Lausanne and University of Fribourg
Downloads 11 (702,505)

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Identification evidence, DNA, forensic science, German criminal process

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Are Inconclusive Decisions in Forensic Science as Deficient as They Are Said to Be?

Frontiers in Psychology (2019) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00520
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 Apr 2019
Alex Biedermann, S. Bozza, Franco Taroni and Joëlle Vuille
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, University of Lausanne and University of Fribourg
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forensic science, evidence evaluation, probabilistic inference, decision making, reporting formats

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Decision Theory, Relative Plausibility and the Criminal Standard of Proof

Criminal Law and Philosophy, 15, 131–157, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11572-020-09527-8
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jun 2021
Alex Biedermann, David Caruso and Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou
University of Lausanne, University of Adelaide - Law School and University of Northumbria at Newcastle - School of Law
Downloads 8 (726,005)

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Decision theory, decision trees, influence diagrams, relative plausibility, standard of proof

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Digital Evidence Exceptionalism? A Review and Discussion of Conceptual Hurdles in Digital Evidence Transformation

(2020) Forensic Science International: Synergy, 2, 262--274, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsisyn.2020.08.004.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Alex Biedermann and Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou
University of Lausanne and University of Northumbria at Newcastle - School of Law
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Digital evidence, weight of evidence, probability, evaluative reporting

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L'individualizzazione come decisione (The Decisionalization of Individualization)

Philosophical Readings, 20, 335–347, doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3854491
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Jul 2020
Alex Biedermann, S. Bozza and Franco Taroni
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia and University of Lausanne
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Individualization, decision theory, likelihood ratio

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Decision Theory

Taroni F., Bozza S., Biedermann A. 2020, Decision theory, in: Handbook of Forensic Statistics, Banks D. L., Kafadar K., Kaye D.H., Tackett M. (Eds.), Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods, Chapter 5, 103–130.
Posted: 25 Feb 2021
Franco Taroni, S. Bozza and Alex Biedermann
University of Lausanne, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia and University of Lausanne

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Decision theory, forensic science, decision-making in the law, statistics

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'Source' or 'Activity': What is the Level of Issue in a Criminal Trial?

Significance (Special Issue: Forensic Science and Statistics) 2019
Posted: 30 Apr 2019
Graham Jackson and Alex Biedermann
Abertay University, Dundee and University of Lausanne

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DNA, forensic science, interpretation, activity level proposition

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Letter to the Editor: Commentary on 'Dennis McNevin, Bayesian Interpretation of Discrete Class Characteristics, Forensic Science International, 292 (2018) 125-130'

Forensic Science International, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Apr 2019
Alex Biedermann and Tacha Hicks
University of Lausanne and University of Lausanne

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forensic science, interpretation, prior probability

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Analysis of Sampling Issues Using Bayesian Networks

Law, Probability & Risk, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 35-60, 2008
Posted: 07 Jul 2008
Alex Biedermann, F. Taroni, S. Bozza and C. G. G. Aitken
University of Lausanne, Independent, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia and University of Edinburgh - School of Mathematics

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sampling, forensic science, Bayesian networks, likelihood ratio, Bayes', theorem, preassessment, evidence evaluation

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Inadequacies of Posterior Probabilities for the Assessment of Scientific Evidence

Law, Probability and Risk, Vol. 4, pp. 89-114, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Franco Taroni and Alex Biedermann
University of Lausanne and University of Lausanne

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evaluation of evidence, probabilities, Bayes' theorem, Bayesian networks, combining evidence, handwriting