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Module 8: Probabilistic Genotyping Summation and Special Topics (Webinar)

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In this module, lecturers in the series return to address audience questions and delve deeper into special areas of interest related to probabilistic genotyping of forensic DNA evidence.

Lecture topics include: further guidance to prepare the DNA Examiner to address specific admissibility challenges; what should and should not be considered "error" in PG; understanding and discussing the significance of LRs close to one (1); and implications for statistical weight when a suspect is identified through a search of a DNA database such as the National DNA Index System (NDIS).

Given the information and experiences shared in this series, a considered perspective and advisement on the role of the DNA Examiner in U.S. courts will be shared by the U.S. Department of Justice Senior Advisor on Forensic Science.

- John Buckleton - Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Auckland, New Zealand
- Jo-Anne Bright - Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Auckland, New Zealand
- Ted Hunt - Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
- Klaas Slooten - Netherlands Forensic Institute & Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Detailed learning objectives:
- Relay information to support the admissibility of probabilistic genotyping evidence
- Articulate the meaning of error in the context of probabilistic genotyping
- Discuss uncertainty and limitations of data with limited support
- Address questions about LRs when a suspect is identified through a database search
- Understand the kinds of information related to statistical weight, as well as activity level propositions, that a DNA expert can provide during testimony in U.S. courts

This webinar is part of the Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results Online Workshop Series.

Date Created: February 3, 2021