A study of numeracy in forensic scientists.
A study was conducted with forensic experts using standard tests of frequency assessment and number handling to judge their abilities to estimate problem solving capacities. The experts faired no better than other professions; in some ways, they did worse. Given the prevalence of statistics in the courtroom, a greater emphasis on enhancing numerical literacy teaching statistics may be necessary in the forensic sciences.
International Association for Identification
Houck, M. M. (2007). A study of numeracy in forensic scientists. Journal of Forensic Identification, 57(5), 672-680.
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