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Old 30th Jul 2013, 10:02
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Milo Minderbinder
 
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given the general inaccuracy of understanding by court lawyers of maths, science and statistics, and the common use of science based stats as evidence (eg DNA samples) it appears to me that in some cases it really requires a juror to do independent research to make sense of the nonsense statistics.
The way in which probabilities are handled makes it essential that all jurors in cases relying on statistics (eg DNA evidence) should prime themselves with a good understanding of the subject

One in a million chance does NOT mean there is only one in a million...
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