The importance of allowing for recent shared ancestry when calculating forensic match probabilities has been recognised for some time. Within-subpopulation inbreeding will also affect the match probability, and ignoring these effects can lead to an overstatement of the strength of the DNA evidence against a defendant. However, inbreeding can be readily accounted for in match probabilities by incorporating the inbreeding coefficient F into calculations. We derive the IS necessary formulae, and demonstrate the effect of including F (in addition to F ) in the IS ST equations.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Forensic Science International|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Sept 1999|
- DNA profiling
- inbreeding coefficient
- forensic identification
- population genetics