Forensic DNA Statistics: Still Controversial in Some Cases

The Champion, Dec. 2012, pp. 12-23.

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-122

13 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2013 Last revised: 25 Jul 2013

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William C. Thompson

University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Laurence Mueller

University of California, Irvine

Dan Krane

Wright State University

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Thompson, William C. and Mueller, Laurence and Krane, Dan, Forensic DNA Statistics: Still Controversial in Some Cases. The Champion, Dec. 2012, pp. 12-23.; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-122. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214459

William C. Thompson (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society ( email )

Irvine, CA
United States

Laurence Mueller

University of California, Irvine ( email )

Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 62697-3125
United States

Dan Krane

Wright State University ( email )

Dayton, OH 45435
United States

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