SECReT student seminars 2011
- On privacy and integrity
- The role of corporate intelligence in tackling organised criminality
- Hotspot mapping, near repeat analysis, and risk terrain modelling
- Myths, misunderstandings and mistakes of jury research
- How to Hunt a Poacher
- Soils ain't soils
- Crime science and epidemiology: Parallel worlds?
- The DNA field experiment and the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS)
- Evaluating DNA evidence from minuscule, degraded and/or mixed crime stains
Evaluating DNA evidence from minuscule, degraded and/or mixed crime stains
Publication date: Nov 19, 2010 11:02 AM
Dec 14, 2011 10:30 AM
End: Dec 14, 2011 12:00 PM
Location: Tavistock Square, UCL
Speaker: Professor David Balding, UCL Genetics Institute
Audience: SECReT students
Professor Balding David is a Professor of Statistical Genetics at UCL and researches a wide range of mathematical and statistical problems in genetics – evolutionary, population and medical. He has also developed widely-adopted methods of analysis for the interpretation of forensic DNA profiles, summarized in his monograph Weight-of-Evidence for Forensic DNA Profiles (Wiley, 2005).
On occasions, he acts as an expert witness for cases involving complex DNA profile evidence, and he is a member of the Independent Advisory Group of the UK Forensic Science Service. Much of his statistical genetics work involves computer-intensive stochastic algorithms, and is usually within the Bayesian paradigm of statistical inference.
Professor Balding’s seminar focused on his current research into the interpretation of DNA profile evidence.