FMSP Podcast - Episode 1

Crime Scene Investigation, forensic science and Bayes' theorem

In this episode we interviewed Emma Rixon from Nottingham Trent University about her work as a crime scene investigator and how forensic science uses Bayesian probabilities.

Bayesian probability:

Puzzle: I have a bag containing 47 black marble and 53 white marbles. I draw out two marbles. What’s the probability that the second marble I draw out is white, given that the first marble I draw is black?

Solution