Mathematics and criminal law

Lucia Rocha Mejia
Mind Map by Lucia Rocha Mejia, updated more than 1 year ago
Lucia Rocha Mejia
Created by Lucia Rocha Mejia over 6 years ago


THis is the mindmap created fro my future investigation in my ib internal assessment for mathematics.

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Mathematics and criminal law
  1. Statistics
    1. DNA results
      1. Soil samples
        1. Footprints
          1. Bloodtypes
            1. Teeth marks
              1. Conviction rates
                1. Hair follicles
                  1. Use of all evidence examples to convict
                    1. Evidence: considered the most important detail of court decisions
                  2. Trigonometry
                    1. Types and weapons used for murder
                      1. Angles prove weapon and distance from murder which can then be used as evidence
                      2. Prove that suicides are maybe murders
                        1. Proven with pythagorean theorem
                        2. Rage in cell phones and vehicles: global postiioning devices
                          1. Trigonometric formulas and calculations
                            1. Triangulation formula
                          2. Probability
                            1. How math can determine is a person is guilty or no in a trial
                              1. A model can determine how guilty the person can be
                                1. Trials that have been made using just probability
                                  1. Case study: example of trial in Georgia
                                2. Case studies: risk of mathematics in criminal cases
                                  1. Evaluating effectiveness of mathematics in the courtroom
                                    1. Recognizing the importance it has or hasn't
                                      1. Discussing how has it changed and if it is for better or for worst
                                        1. Information collected from books
                                          1. "Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: Solving Crime with Mathematics"
                                            1. "Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom"
                                              1. "Applying Statistics in the Courtroom: A New Approach for Attorneys and Expert Witnesses"
                                                1. "Courtroom Use and Misuse of Mathematics, Physics and Finance: Cases, Lessons and Materials"
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