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NCJ Number: 123040 Find in a Library
Title: Some Aspects of the Bayesian Approach to Evidence Evaluation
Journal: Journal of Forensic Science Society  Volume:29  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1989)  Pages:317-324
Author(s): I W Evett; J S Buckleton
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Bayesian inference is gaining increasing prominence in literature dealing with forensic science interpretation, and many forensic scientists react favorably to the basic ideas of the approach.
Abstract: This paper is a discussion of two reservations which are commonly expressed. The discussion is based on a hypothetical example which involves the presence of bloodstaining on the clothing of a man who is suspected of stabbing another man. We show how survey data can be combined with the subjective judgement of an expert and explain ways in which familiarity with the use of the likelihood ratio may be achieved. 1 table, 11 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Probabilistic evidence; Statistical analysis
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis; Evidence identification; Forensic science training
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