An illustration of the advantages of efficient statistical methods for RFLP analysis in forensic science.
The debate about the statistics of DNA profiling in forensic science casework has been carried out mainly from the perspective which is generally known as « match/binning. » This approach has an initial appeal because of its apparent conceptual simplicity.
However, the simplicity is illusory because it encourages misconceptions which obscure the essential forensic issues.
This is exemplified in a recent report of the National Research Council, which places great emphasis on the need for conservative estimation of relative frequencies while missing the point that the power of RFLP technology cannot be realized if the matching stage is inefficient.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine légale, Etude statistique, Polymorphisme longueur fragment restriction, Homme, Méthode, Génétique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legal medicine, Statistical study, Restriction fragment length polymorphism, Human, Method, Genetics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0546264
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199406.