Courtroom Statistics

The United States of America vs. Kristin Gilbert is a fascinating case in hypothesis testing by Gelbach. In the case there was a suspicious numbers of deaths at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, the investigators wanted to know if the number of deaths that occurred when Kristen Gilbert was on duty was so unlikely that it could not be merely happenstance. The lesson presented follows the statistical analysis of Gelbach that successfully garnered a grand jury indictment for her arrest. I purchased this episode from YouTube. Snapped: Season 23 Episode 17. We watch the first 10 minutes. This helps to pique interest into the importance of this case and also gives a look into the mind of a serial killer.

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