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Peter Donnelly:
How juries are fooled by statistics

TEDGlobal 2005 · 21:20 · Filmed Jul 2005
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Peter Donnelly: How juries are fooled by statistics
21:20 · Filmed July 2005 at TEDGlobal 2005 · Subtitles available in 17 languages

Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics — and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.

Mathematician; statistician
Peter Donnelly is an expert in probability theory who applies statistical methods to genetic data — spurring advances in disease treatment and insight on our evolution. He's also an expert on DNA analysis, and an advocate for sensible statistical analysis in the courtroom. Full bio
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