Interpretation: Legal Perspective
Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (Alan Jamieson & Andre Moenssens eds., 2d ed. Dec. 4, 2013) John Wiley
13 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2016
Date Written: July 3, 2012
This encyclopedia article describes the Anglo-American law of evidence as it applies to forensic-science testimony interpreting the significance of a “match” to trace evidence. It discusses random match probabilities, likelihood, Bayes rule, prior and posterior probability, individualization, uniqueness, source attribution, and the admissibility of testimony as to these matters.
Keywords: source attribution, probability, individualization, likelihood, weight of evidence
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