Error and exaggeration in the presentation of the significance of a DNA match in criminal trials in Malaysia

Mohd Munzil Muhamad

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Abstract

DNA evidence is now widely used in criminal trials across jurisdictions, including Malaysia. One important issue to be considered is how the significance of a DNA match that uses statistical calculations should be presented and explained in a criminal trial. This article demonstrates how the presentation of the significance of a DNA match in criminal trials in Malaysia has been tainted with error, exaggeration and bias towards the prosecution case based on the reference to case law. It also provides recommendations in order to ensure that the significance of a DNA match is properly presented in the criminal trials in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCommonwealth Law Bulletin
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

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Error and exaggeration in the presentation of the significance of a DNA match in criminal trials in Malaysia. / Muhamad, Mohd Munzil.

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