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NCJ Number: 249334 Find in a Library
Title: Investigating a Common Approach to DNA Profile Interpretation Using Probabilistic Software
Journal: Forensic Science International - Genetics  Volume:16  Dated:May 2015  Pages:121-131
Author(s): Stuart Cooper; Catherine McGovern; Jo-Anne Bright; Duncan Taylor; John Buckleton
Date Published: May 2015
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-DN-BX-K541
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the concordance in profile interpretation of three crime samples by 20 different analysts across 12 different international laboratories using STRmix™.
Abstract: Recently there has been a drive for standardization of DNA profile interpretation within and between different forensic laboratories. The continuous interpretation software STRmix™ has been adopted for use by laboratories in Australia and New Zealand for profile interpretation. The three profiles selected for the current study exhibited a range of template and complexity. The use of probabilistic software has compelled a level of concordance between different analysts; however, there remain differences within profile interpretation, particularly with the objective assignment of the number of contributors to profiles. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Computer software; DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid); DNA Typing; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Testing and measurement
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