Forensic Statistics: Where are We and Where are We Going?

author: Richard Gill, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University
published: June 3, 2010,   recorded: May 2010,   views: 5090


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I will discuss the present situation of Forensic statistics. Rapid developments in forensic science are putting statistics and probability more and more into the court-room lime-light, often with apalling results. Why is this and where should we go? Standard Bayesian and standard frequentist statistics are based on the wrong paradigms. Forensic statisticians have to learn from the learning community. But in forensic statistics, N=1. How can we learn?

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