Statistical Evaluation of the Evidential Value of Human Hairs Possibly Coming from Multiple Sources

    Volume 36, Issue 4 (July 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Hoffmann, K
    Professor, Sektion Kriminalistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin,

    (Received 18 June 1990; accepted 27 November 1990)

    Abstract

    A concept of the mathematical evaluation of human hair evidence is derived. This concept can be realized in a special computer program, the output of which is an incrimination probability. The problems of not knowing the true number of sources and the correct partition of hairs corresponding to their sources are solved from the point of view of avoiding an unjustified incrimination.


    Paper ID: JFS13120J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13120J

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