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Criminal Justice News

Posted on: Jul 10, 2018

Intro Jennifer P. Harrison, Lewis & Wilkins LLP

The Indiana State Police (ISP) is rolling out STRmix, a new software to analyze DNA evidence containing possibly multiple contributors. ISP began to utilize the program in November. The software works by “combining biological modeling, statistical theory, computer algorithms and probability distributions to infer genotypes and calculate likelihood rations for the DNA Profiles developed from forensic samples.” See this article on how ISP utilized the software in a robbery case in Porter, Indiana.

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