Richard Gill & Piet Groeneboom 31-1-2009
"Elementary Statistics on Trial"
Richard Gill & Piet Groeneboom 20-8-2007
"One in nine nurses will go to jail"
It has often been noticed that, in observing the number of incidents that nurses experience
during their shifts, there is a large variation between nurses. We propose a simple statistical
model to explain this phenomenon and apply this to the Lucia de Berk case.
heads the information-theoretic learning group at the CWI
29-10-2007: Member of the "committee of three" who advised the Board of Procurators to request a reopening of the case against Lucia de B.
of Lucia de Berk (The Hague, Holland, 22 September 1961) The case of Lucia de B., Life sentence,
Doubts: Chain-link proof, Statistical proof, The Diary,
The Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) report, Posthumus II Commission
Website of the Dutch
Public Prosecution Who monitors the Public Prosecution Service? Nobody!
Last Update 19 Dec 2009
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Copyright original Dutch texts: Metta de Noo.
Copyrights English translation: Marty Hirst, Carole Edrich, Corine Judkins, Michaela Wouters