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How DNA evidence creates victims of chance

azoblue (842509) writes | more than 4 years ago

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azoblue (842509) writes "Even when analysts agree that someone could be a match for a piece of DNA evidence, the statistical weight assigned to that match can vary enormously, even by orders of magnitude. For instance, in one man's trial the DNA evidence statistic ranged from 1/95,000 to 1/13, depending on the different weighing methods used by the defense and the prosecution."
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