Chapter 6

Applied Strategies

Key Learning Points

1. Experienced fact-finders know that there is no such thing as coincidence.

2. Because subjective probabilities, based on the strength of one’s belief, are frequently assigned to investigative conclusions, the fact-finder must remind themselves that conclusions are far more accurate when based on objective probabilities.

3. The scientific method allows the formulation of rules that govern the interaction of evidence, argument, and hypotheses. More specifically, the scientific method is a system of ...

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