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Bolstering DNA Evidence With Math
Two studies purport to show that jurors in criminal trials give too little weight to DNA evidence, but that their skepticism can be overcome by detailed mathematical explanations. In one study, jurors given a hypothetical case systematically undervalued DNA testimony. But when an expert witness illustrated a mathematical formula that explains how one should change existing beliefs in light of new evidence, the DNA evidence got wider acceptance.
October 14, 2003 at 12:00 AM
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By Leonard Post |
Updated on October 14, 2003
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