Two items of evidence, no putative source: an inference problem in forensic intelligence.

@article{Taroni2006TwoIO,
  title={Two items of evidence, no putative source: an inference problem in forensic intelligence.},
  author={Franco Taroni and Silvia Bozza and Alex Biedermann},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={1350-61}
}
Intelligence analysts commonly associate cases on the basis of similarities found in compared characteristics of scientific evidence. The present paper studies some of the inferential difficulties associated with such operations. An analysis is proposed that breaks down the reasoning process into inference to common source, and inference to case linkage. The former requires an approach to the difficulty associated with evaluating the similarities of items of evidence from different cases with… CONTINUE READING