Chapter 3. Evaluation of Scientific Evidence

  1. Franco Taroni1,
  2. Colin Aitken2,
  3. Paolo Garbolino3 and
  4. Alex Biedermann4

Published Online: 16 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091754.ch3

Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science

Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Taroni, F., Aitken, C., Garbolino, P. and Biedermann, A. (2006) Evaluation of Scientific Evidence, in Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091754.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    IUAV University, Venice, Italy

  4. 4

    University of Lausanne and Federal Office of Police, Berne, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2006

Book Series:

  1. Statistics in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Vic Barnett

Series Editor Information

  1. Nottingham Trent University, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091739

Online ISBN: 9780470091753

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Keywords:

  • scientific evidence evaluation;
  • relevant propositions;
  • ‘crime level’ and activity level;
  • graphical model evaluation;
  • two-trace transfer scenario;
  • constructing Bayesian network;
  • probabilistic reasoning and assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The value of evidence

  • Relevant propositions

  • Pre-assessment of the case

  • Evaluation using graphical models