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Evaluating DNA profile evidence when the suspect is identified through a database search.

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The paper is concerned with the strength of DNA evidence when a suspect is identified via a search through a database of the DNA profiles of known individuals. Consideration of the appropriate likelihood ratio shows that in this setting the DNA evidence is (slightly) stronger than when a suspect is identified by other means, subsequently profiled, and found to match. The recommendation of the 1992 report of the US National Research Council that DNA evidence that is used to identify the suspec...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Biomedical Research Centre, MPLS, Statistics
Journal:
Journal of forensic sciences
Volume:
41
Issue:
4
Pages:
603-607
Publication date:
1996-07-05
EISSN:
1556-4029
ISSN:
0022-1198
URN:
uuid:7e118a6e-ddb1-4553-8e45-c0287f21315e
Source identifiers:
69390
Local pid:
pubs:69390

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