Article first published online: 24 FEB 2005
© 2005 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 46–48, March 2005
How to Cite
Donnelly, P. (2005), Appealing statistics. Significance, 2: 46–48. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2005.00089.x
- Issue published online: 24 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 24 FEB 2005
In the case of Regina versus Adams , DNA evidence seemed to suggest that there was a 1 in 200 million chance that an innocent person would match the DNA found at the crime scene. Peter Donnelly explains how he subsequently became involved in the case and found himself trying to explain Bayes's Theorem to judge and jury.