Forensic Statistian

A statistician in the field of forensics.

Definition

Forensic statistics-The application of probability models and statistical techniques to scientific evidence, such as DNA evidence, and the law. In contrast to “everyday” statistics, to not engender bias or unduly draw conclusions, forensic statisticians report likelihoods as likelihood ratios. The ratios of probabilities is then used by juries or judges to draw inferences or conclusions and decide legal matters
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Job Description

Forensic statistician use likelihood ratios to interpret statistical data and convey it to the public.
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Job Information

A suggested educational qualification for a forensic statistician is a bachelors degree or higher. A forensic statistician’s annual salary is approximately $52,840 according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.