Likelihood ratios for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) typing in criminal cases.

Title

Likelihood ratios for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) typing in criminal cases.

Creator

Jarjoura D; Jamison J; Androulakakis S

Publisher

Journal of forensic sciences

Date

1994
1994-01

Description

The likelihood ratio approach for DNA typing in criminal cases is described. It is shown how this approach uses both the sizes and pattern of discrepancies between the crime scene profile of fragment lengths and the suspect profile for quantifying the strength of the evidence. In contrast to the current match-binning approach, it avoids an initial decision about whether the two profiles match. Likelihood ratios for pairs of profiles that meet the published statistical criteria for a match show a wide range of values including some that indicate the evidence is strongly against identity.

Subject

Humans; *DNA Fingerprinting; *Likelihood Functions; Criminology/*methods; Forensic Medicine/methods

Identifier

Rights

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Pages

64–73

Issue

1

Volume

39

Citation

Jarjoura D; Jamison J; Androulakakis S, “Likelihood ratios for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) typing in criminal cases.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4988.

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