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Handbook of Forensic Statistics

Edited by: David Banks , Karen Kafadar , David H. Kaye , Maria Tackett

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138295407
eBook ISBN: 9780367527709
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780367527709
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Handbook of Forensic Statistics is a collection of chapters by leading authorities in forensic statistics. Written for statisticians, scientists, and legal professionals having a broad range of statistical expertise, it summarizes and compares basic methods of statistical inference (frequentist, likelihoodist, and Bayesian) for trace and other evidence that links individuals to crimes, the modern history and key controversies in the field, and the psychological and legal aspects of such scientific evidence.

Specific topics include uncertainty in measurements and conclusions; statistically valid statements of weight of evidence or source conclusions; admissibility and presentation of statistical findings; and the state of the art of methods (including problems and pitfalls) for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in such areas as forensic biology, chemistry, and pattern and impression evidence. The particular types of evidence that are discussed include DNA, latent fingerprints, firearms and toolmarks, glass, handwriting, shoeprints, and voice exemplars.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The History of Forensic Inference and Statistics: A Thematic Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Frequentist Methods for Statistical Inference Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Bayesian Methods and Forensic Inference Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Comparing Philosophies of Statistical Inference Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Decision Theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Association Does Not Imply Discrimination: Clarifying When Matches Are (and Are Not) Meaningful Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Validation of Forensic Automatic Likelihood Ratio Methods Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Bayesian Networks in Forensic Science Download PDF
Chapter  9:  How Well Do Lay People Comprehend Statistical Statements from Forensic Scientists? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Forensic Statistics in the Courtroom Download PDF
Chapter  11:  DNA Frequencies and Probabilities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Kinship Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Statistical Support for Conclusions in Fingerprint Examinations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Probabilistic Considerations When Interpreting Database Search and Selection Effects Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Comparing Handwriting in Questioned Documents Download PDF
Chapter  16:  An Introduction to Firearms Examination for Researchers in Statistics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Shoeprints: The Path from Practice to Science Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Forensic Glass Evidence Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Estimation of Insect Age for Assessing Minimum Post-Mortem Interval in Forensic Entomology Casework Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Statistical Models in Forensic Voice Comparison Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Bringing New Statistical Approaches to Eyewitness Evidence Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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