According to the ISFG recommendations [
], “There is a common misconception that the numbers of contributors under Hp and Hd should be the same. There is no requirement for this” (a footnote further elaborates: “Other things being equal, the aim of the defense is to maximize the probability of the evidence under Hd. Similarly, the prosecution aim is to maximize the probability of the evidence under Hp, consistent with their theory of the case. The number of contributors is a secondary consideration …”).
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DNA commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics: recommendations on the interpretation of mixtures.
Forensic Sci. Int. 2006; 160: 90-110
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- DNA commission of the International Society of Forensic Genetics: recommendations on the interpretation of mixtures.Forensic Sci. Int. 2006; 160: 90-110
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Published online: August 10, 2016
Received: June 19, 2016
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