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

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David H. Kaye

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law; Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science

Date Written: July 3, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kaye, David H., Interpretation: Legal Perspective (July 3, 2012). Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (Alan Jamieson & Andre Moenssens eds., 2d ed. Dec. 4, 2013) John Wiley. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737020

David H. Kaye (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

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Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science ( email )

111 E Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.personal.psu.edu/dhk3/index.htm

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