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By Mary Astell, Judith, fl. Drake, A. Roper, E. Wilkinson, R. Clavel

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In many cases, the resulting misrepresentations and misinterpretation of these estimates lead to exaggerated expressions about the strength and implications of the DNA evidence. These exaggerations may have a significant impact on verdicts, possibly leading to convictions where acquittals might have been obtained. This Article identifies some of the subtle, but common, exaggerations that have occurred at trial, and classifies each in relation to the three questions that are suggested by the chain of reasoning sketched above: (1) Is a reported match a true match?

There may well be unknown genetic or environmental factors that predispose families to SIDS, so that a second case within the family becomes much more likely. The well-publicised figure of 1 in 73 million thus has no statistical basis. Its use cannot reasonably be justified as a ‘ballpark’ figure because the error involved is likely to be very large, and in one particular direction. The true frequency of families with two cases of SIDS may be very much less incriminating than the figure presented to the jury at trial.

10 It might be an obvious statement to make, but in our individual dealings with doctors and the medical establishment generally, it is important for all to understand the PPVs for whatever screening tests we now seem to be constantly subjected to, and thus, the number, (1 − PPV), referring to the false positives; that is, if a patient tests positive, what is the probability that “it” is not actually present. It is a simple task to plot PPV against P (A) from 0 to 1 for any given pair of sensitivity and specificity values.

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