Forensic DNA Statistics: Still Controversial in Some Cases
The Champion, Dec. 2012, pp. 12-23.
13 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2013 Last revised: 25 Jul 2013
Although forensic DNA testing is well established, experts sometimes disagree about the interpretation and statistical characterization of test results. This article will describe the key controversies and will explain what lawyers need to know to recognize controversial types of DNA evidence. The focus is on low-template or low-copy number (LCN) DNA testing.
Keywords: forensic, DNA, evidence, statistic, error, drop out, LCN, low template, Cybergenetics
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