Violations of the ceiling principle: exact conditions and statistical evidence.

@article{Slimowitz1993ViolationsOT,
  title={Violations of the ceiling principle: exact conditions and statistical evidence.},
  author={Jennifer Slimowitz and Joel E. Cohen},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={1993},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={314-23}
}
The National Research Council recommended the use of the ceiling principle in forensic applications of DNA testing on the grounds that the ceiling principle was believed to be "conservative," giving estimates greater than or equal to the actual genotype frequencies in the appropriate reference population. We show here that the ceiling principle can fail to… CONTINUE READING