Posted November 10, 2018 09:20:00 When you need to test and analyze data, you can often use computers or your own intuition to figure out what might be dangerous.
But it’s not always the case.
“You’re looking for things that are not obvious,” says Dr. Elizabeth Siegel, a professor of medical and forensic science at Johns Hopkins University.
That’s where variables can come into play.
Variables can help you identify the type of data you need, or make it more difficult to determine whether or not your data is dangerous.
“In the same way that when you’re making a diagnosis, you want to look for the right thing, you also want to be able to identify the data that might be relevant to the diagnosis,” she says.
So, in order to get a better understanding of what data you might need, you might use a different algorithm.
“What happens when you have multiple variables?
What is the difference between those variables?”
For example, in a medical case, you would probably use a statistical algorithm to look at the data from a lot of different variables.
In the forensic sciences, you have to look more closely at each variable.
Siegel points to a number of variables that are very common in medical and criminal investigations: the date of the crime, the date the crime occurred, the location of the victim, the number of witnesses, the age of the perpetrator, the sex of the offender, and the gender of the complainant.
And, of course, a person’s race and ethnicity can also make a big difference in the way a criminal investigation is handled.
Siggens analysis of medical cases in particular shows that there are variables that could be relevant, such as the presence of blood in the body, whether or in what amount, whether there were any injuries, whether a medical examiners report was provided or not, whether the suspect had any mental health issues, and whether or when the crime was reported.
“So, when you look at those things, you see there’s a big chunk of data that’s really useful for forensic science, but not necessarily useful for medical investigations,” she explains.
If you need help identifying these variables, you’ll want to check out this guide on how to use them.
“That’s a great example of a variable that is a very common piece of information,” Siegel adds.
There are a lot more variables to look into when you need medical or forensic data, she says, and that’s why the topic of variables is so important.
Variants in Forensic Science You might not have to spend hours or days searching for those variables, but you can.
In fact, many variables in forensic science are relatively easy to find.
“There are many things that can be done by just looking at a piece of data,” Sigges says.
“If we’re talking about the number, the severity of a crime, for example, there are a variety of ways that you can look at that.”
For example: How many suspects were involved?
Siggs research has shown that people often look at a police report, or a medical report, in terms of the number and severity of their involvement.
But that can also be an important piece of evidence in criminal investigations.
Sikes analysis of crimes against people in general has found that police reports have a high prevalence of the same variables, such in the presence and number of people involved.
And if you look only at the number one suspect, you get a very low likelihood of an indictment.
“But if you do look at different suspects, the probability that you’ll get a conviction increases,” Siggs says.
It’s important to note that the prevalence of those variables can vary across different types of crime.
For instance, there is a much higher likelihood of someone being charged in a murder case when there is someone else involved.
In a crime against a person in general, there may be less involvement from the person who committed the crime.
“We also know that a lot in the medical and scientific world is about the use of the forensic and medical data to make a determination of a person,” Sigmund Schubert, a senior lecturer in forensic medicine at the University of Melbourne, says.
This is why it’s important for medical professionals to be aware of the different types and levels of data in their own cases.
“Even if you have some information about the crime that you may be able say ‘OK, that was not a case of robbery, that could have been committed by somebody who was more likely to commit this type of crime,'” he says.
Sigmuld Schubergts research has also shown that the types of information that a criminal prosecutor uses to make an arrest and charge, and which variables are relevant, are different for different types.
For one, there’s much more information available for forensic analysis in medical cases.
For another, the types