The BIAS of the Dichotomy Exclusion / Non-Exclusion and the Evidential Value of L (or W)

  • A. Amorim
  • J. Rocha
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 2)

Abstract

The aim of paternity expertises is to estimate the relative likelihood of mutually exclusive genealogical hypotheses, based on the results of a genetic analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Amorim
    • 1
  • J. Rocha
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Antropologia da Faculdade de CiênciasUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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