Murder, extramarital affairs, and the issue of probative value.

@article{Wells2003MurderEA,
  title={Murder, extramarital affairs, and the issue of probative value.},
  author={G. L. Wells},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={623-7}
}
A paper previously published in Law and Human Behavior by D. Davis and W. C. Follette (2002) argued that certain "profiling" characteristics commonly admitted into court have little or no probative value. They argued that this is especially likely to be true when the characteristic used as evidence (e.g., having an extramarital affair) is rather common in the population whereas the act in question (e.g., a man murdering his wife) is rare. Their analysis has prompted a strong response by… CONTINUE READING

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