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NAS Report There are big problems, and a lot of people and money are needed to fix them
How to deal with the NAS report Independent forensic science committe
Special Dates relating to the NAS committee 2005- act created 2006- congress decided study will take place
3 services of Discipline Action 1.)Further improvements to assist law enforcement 2.) Reduce occurrence or wrongful convictions 3.) Homeland security
What is the NRC? National Research Council formed the committee on DNA technology in forensic Science
Important dates regarding the NRC? 1992- issued a report DNA Technology in Forensics 1993- follow up study to address issues 1994- uncertainty and interpretation
NRC Tasks (3) 1.) Accuracy of Laboratory determinations 2.) Accuracy of caluclations based on population-genetics theory 3.) statistical assessments of similarities in DNA profiles
What is DNA for Exclusion Exclusion and failure to exclude
Define Exclusion Declaring 2 DNA samples do not match and did not come from the same individual
Ceiling Principle conservative estimate where variation in allele frequencies among population groups within populations
What is the "interim ceiling principle"? even more conservative, 10%
NRC report, what are the technical improvements Improved quality DNA testing, better equipment, more accurate, experience of DNA analysts, better developed quality systems
Created by: evjohns