Mind 129 (516):1269-1285 (2019)

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Marcello Di Bello
Arizona State University
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Smith argues that, unlike other forms of evidence, naked statistical evidence fails to satisfy normic support. This is his solution to the puzzles of statistical evidence in legal proof. This paper focuses on Smith’s claim that DNA evidence in cold-hit cases does not satisfy normic support. I argue that if this claim is correct, virtually no other form of evidence used at trial can satisfy normic support. This is troublesome. I discuss a few ways in which Smith can respond.
Keywords Normic support  Proof paradoxes  DNA evidence  Standard of proof  Statistical evidence  Fingerprint evidence  Eyewitness evidence
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzz021
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