Introduction

New SWGDAM Recommendations on Communicating Likelihood Ratios

New SWGDAM Recommendations on Communicating Likelihood Ratios

This webinar originally occurred on October 18, 2018
Duration: 2 hours

Overview

SWGDAM recently issued recommendations on genotyping results reported as likelihood ratios, designed to promote consistency among laboratories. Members of the committee will discuss the recommendations and their foundations.

As the U.S. is transitioning toward probabilistic genotyping as a means of interpreting forensic DNA typing results and assigning statistical weight, the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) has published recommendations on the reporting of likelihood ratios (LRs). In this webinar, members of the SWGDAM working group will introduce the recommendations and impart the historical perspective, reasoning and empirical data considered in their development. 

Presenters

  • Dr. Tamyra Moretti | Research Biologist for the DNA Support Unit of the FBI
  • Jerrilyn Conway | Legal Program Manager in the DNA Casework Unit of the FBI
  • Shawn Montpetit | DNA Technical Manager of the San Diego Police Department Crime Laboratory
  • Steven Myers | California Department of Justice Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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