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In the case of Regina v. Adams [1996], DNA evidence seemed to suggest that there was a 1 in 200 million chance that an innocent person would match the DNA found at the crime scene. Peter Donnelly explains how he subsequently became involved in the case and found himself trying to explain Bayes' theorem to judge and jury. (See p.18 for an explanation).

Original publication

DOI

10.1258/rsmmsl.47.1.14

Type

Journal article

Journal

Med Sci Law

Publication Date

01/2007

Volume

47

Pages

14 - 17

Keywords

Bayes Theorem, Crime, DNA, Humans, United Kingdom