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Title: Contribution statistics can make to "strengthening forensic science"
Authors: Cooper, AK
Das, S
Keywords: Forensic science
Statistics
Bloodstain pattern analysis
Classification
57th Biennial Session of the International Statistical Institute
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Citation: Cooper, A and Das, S. 2009. Contribution statistics can make to "strengthening forensic science". 57th Biennial Session of the International Statistical Institute, Durban, South Africa, 16-22 August 2009, pp 6
Abstract: In February 2009, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released the pre-print version of its report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward". While the report focused on forensic science in the United States, it did draw on inputs from other countries and much of the report is relevant to forensic science in other countries. The report makes thirteen detailed recommendations, several of which will require statistics and statisticians for their implementation. In this paper, the authors highlight some of these recommendations and their statistical needs, specifically, Recommendations 3 (on accuracy, reliability and validity in forensic science), 5 (on human bias and error), 6 (on measurement, validation, reliability and proficiency testing) and 8 (on quality control). Underlying some of these is the need for classification, which is also discussed. The discussion is illustrated with examples from the forensic science of bloodstain pattern analysis
Description: 57th Biennial Session of the International Statistical Institute, Durban, South Africa, 16 - 22 August 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3417
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