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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

07 Statistics and Population Genetics

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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Upon completion of Module 7, you will be able to:

  • Understand why statistical estimates are provided for forensic DNA evidence.
  • Understand the concepts relating to determination of allele frequencies in human populations and how they relate to DNA profile frequency estimates.
  • Understand special considerations affecting the interpretation of DNA evidence.

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