Categorical vs. Probabilistic – Episode 165


Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray tackle two articles in one fantastic episode. First, “Lay Understanding of ‘Identification’: How Jurors Interpret Forensic Identification Testimony” by Henry Swofford and Jessica Cino from the Journal of Forensic Identification. Secondly, the guys tackle a paper from the Journal of Forensic Sciences, “Comparing Categorical and Probabilistic Fingerprint Evidence” by Brandon Garrett, et al. The big question is: should we say “identification” or should we express the same conclusion in a probabilistic manner?