Handbook of Forensic Statistics

1st Edition

David L. Banks, Karen Kafadar, David H. Kaye, Maria Tackett

Chapman and Hall/CRC
September 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 732 Pages
ISBN 9781138295407 - CAT# K35609
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods

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Summary

Handbook of Forensic Statistics is a collection of chapters by leading authorities in forensic statistics. Written for statisticians, scientists, and legal professionals having a broad range of statistical expertise, it summarizes and compares basic methods of statistical inference (frequentist, likelihoodist, and Bayesian) for trace and other evidence that links individuals to crimes, the modern history and key controversies in the field, and the psychological and legal aspects of such scientific evidence.

Specific topics include uncertainty in measurements and conclusions; statistically valid statements of weight of evidence or source conclusions; admissibility and presentation of statistical findings; and the state of the art of methods (including problems and pitfalls) for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in such areas as forensic biology, chemistry, and pattern and impression evidence. The particular types of evidence that are discussed include DNA, latent fingerprints, firearms and toolmarks, glass, handwriting, shoeprints, and voice exemplars.