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In this article we respond to Dawid, Balding, Triggs and Buckleton. Key words
The introduction of DNA evidence has transformed human individualization in criminal litigation, but it also introduced daunting statistical, philosophical and practical problems into the process. The current practice in many legal cases is that a forensic expert reports a match probability or a...
We have no evidence that permits us to judge the accuracy of Solomon's judgment. But we can conduct the following thought experiment: if we assume that he did in fact get it right, how can we explain this assumption? Arguments are given for rejecting such explanations as compassion, logical...
This paper is on the formal modelling of reasoning about evidence. The main purpose is to advocate logical approaches as a worthwhile alternative to approaches rooted in probability theory. In particular, the use of logics for defeasible argumentation is investigated. Such logics model reasoning...
By giving lawyers access to juror demographic profiles, our changing information environment may give further impetus to the demise of peremptory challenges. Key words
Meester & Sjerps (2003 Law, Probability and Risk 2 , 51–62) (henceforth M & S) draw attention to an ambiguity in the definition of ‘the likelihood ratio’ that can arise with forensic multiple transfer evidence. Here I argue that this is a mathematical artifact and a logical red herring: in...
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