Chapter 7. Aspects of the Combination of Evidence

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

Published Online: 16 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091754.ch7

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) Aspects of the Combination of Evidence, in Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Inference in Forensic Science, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091754.ch7

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:

  • trace evidence (fibres, glass, paint.) and biological evidence (DNA);
  • likelihood ratio and combination of evidence;
  • difficulty of conjunction;
  • combination of evidence;
  • two-stain scenario;
  • GSR evidence and marks evidence;
  • distance evaluation and Bayesian network;
  • Bayesian data analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A difficulty in combining evidence

  • The likelihood ratio and the combination of evidence

  • Combination of distinct items of evidence