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Admitting to uncertainty in the LR

NCJ Number
255154
Date Published
September 2016
Length
3 pages
Author(s)
James M. Curran
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Policy, Issue Overview
Grant Number(s)
2014-DN-BX-K028
Annotation
As one of the articles in the Virtual Special Issue of Science & Justice entitled, "Measuring and Reporting the Precision of Forensic Likelihood Ratios," the current article argues that given the current state of knowledge, reporting uncertainty in the likelihood ratio is best practice.
Abstract
The author notes, however, that in the future, this practice may be replaced by reporting a Bayes factor, but this is not currently possible except in the simplest of examples. (publisher abstract modified)
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