Statistical tool box

What are we doing?

We are working with partners across the justice space to understand the needs of the community in the use of statistics and probabilities for the interpretation, evaluation and presentation of evidence in the courts.

We are developing a series of statistical and enabling tools for the benefit of practitioners and researchers in forensic science and other domains.  This includes in particular quantifying uncertainty, the use of algorithms in interpreting complex DNA mixtures and the development of AI and machine learning algorithms for pattern recognition of chemical traces.

Why are we doing it?

The use of statistical calculations are critical in any scientific work and the same is true in forensic science.  Whether it is to calculate measurement uncertainties or likelihood ratios, a transparent methodology is vital.

Project overview

Start date
18 Jan 2018
Project Lead
Joyce Klu
Herve Menard