Chapter 5. DNA Evidence

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

Published Online: 16 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091754.ch5

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) DNA Evidence, in Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091754.ch5

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:

  • DNA likelihood ratio;
  • DNA typing technique;
  • profile probability;
  • random-match probability;
  • DNA evidence;
  • partial matches and mixtures;
  • three-allele mixture scenario;
  • relatedness testing;
  • database search

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • DNA likelihood ratio

  • Network approaches to the DNA likelihood ratio

  • Missing suspect

  • Analysis when the alternative proposition is that a sibling of the suspect left the stain

  • Interpretation with more than two propositions

  • Evaluation of evidence with more than two propositions

  • Partial matches

  • Mixtures

  • Relatedness testing

  • Database search

  • Error rates

  • Sub-population and co-ancestry coefficient

  • Further reading