You are serving on a jury in a murder case in a large city. The prosecutor has just stated that DNA.


You are serving on a jury in a murder condition in a large city. The plaintiff has honest recognized that DNA

fingerprinting shows that the mistrust must keep committed the enormity. He says that for absorb reasons, two STR searchs were used instead of four, but that the results are honest as accurate. The original search detected a locus that has a population abundance of 1 in 100 (1%), and the succor search has a population abundance of 1 in 500 (0.2%).

a. What is the wholly abundance of these alleles in the population?

b. Does this aim to the mistrust as the doer of the enormity?

c. Is there any other illustration you would enjoy from the DNA lab?

d. Do you meditate that most commonalty on juries understand basic probabilities, or do you meditate that DNA illustration can be used to mislead jurors into reaching deceptive conclusions?