When stories and numbers meet in court
|PhD ceremony:||dr. C.S. (Charlotte) Vlek|
|When:||October 28, 2016|
|Supervisors:||prof. dr. H.B. (Bart) Verheij, prof. dr. L.C. (Rineke) Verbrugge, prof. mr. dr. H. (Henry) Prakken|
|Co-supervisor:||dr. S. Renooij|
|Where:||Academy building RUG|
Mathematical model could help judges marshal their thoughts
Different types of evidence often pass the review during a court case. But how do judges balance ‘hard’ data, for example the chances that the DNA trace comes from the suspect, against witness statements? Mathematician Charlotte Vlek has developed a solution, but not one that can be used in every case.