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Challenging DNA Evidence

M.W. Perlin, "Challenging DNA Evidence", Allegheny County Courthouse - Continuing Legal Education, Pittsburgh, PA, 27-Feb-2015.

When: Friday, February 27, 2015 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Courtroom 313, Allegheny County Courthouse

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Modern DNA evidence has become more challenging. Mixtures of multiple people, often with low amounts of DNA, are more prevalent. The resulting DNA data pose interpretation challenges that sophisticated computing can solve, but simpler analysis cannot. These scientific challenges translate into new ways of presenting, challenging and defending DNA match statistics in the courtroom. This course uses criminal cases with interesting DNA evidence to illustrate the strategies.


PowerPoint presentations with live audio recordings of Dr. Perlin's talks.

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DNA Mixture Evidence
Rape Case Example
Comparing Interpretation Methods
Virginia TrueAllele Validation
Challenging Mixture Interpretation
TrueAllele Solves Crime