A Bayes probability computer program was written in Fortran to examine issues related to genetic paternity testing. An application was given to demonstrate the effects improper assumptions of prior probability of culpability. The seriousness of such errors include the potential of assigning paternity to wrongly accused men, or wrongly refuting paternity.
Chiodo, Ernest P.; Musial, Joseph L.; and Robinson, J. Sia
"An Error In Statistical Logic In The Application Of Genetic Paternity Testing,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol1/iss1/16