Forensic Classification of Evidence Book Chapter

Houck, MM. (2022). Forensic Classification of Evidence . 2 511-516. 10.1016/B978-0-12-823677-2.00163-X

cited authors

  • Houck, MM



  • Any collection of objects, real or imagined, is a set. Taxonomies organize sets into classification schemes, or classes. Forensic science uses natural and manufactured taxonomies to identify evidence. All forensic evidence is class-level evidence. Individualization is classifying an object into a set with one member: Itself. Individualization is not practically possible. Therefore, statistics are required for interpretation.

publication date

  • January 1, 2022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 511

end page

  • 516


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