Volume 48, Issue 3 (May 2003)
Commentary on: Bottrell MC, Webb JB. Review of: Forensic Interpretation of Glass Evidence. J Forensic Sci 2002;47(4):926-7.
As keen advocates of the Bayesian approach to the evaluation of evidence, we welcomed the publication of the book on the forensic interpretation of glass evidence by Curran et al. (1) and were disappointed by the review by Bottrell and Webb (2). Our welcome was because the book brings together in one publication the excellent material provided by the contributors over several years for the evaluation of evidence in general and glass evidence in particular. Our disappointment was because the reviewers emphasized some small shortcomings in the presentation of the material and ignored many good points in the content.