The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence

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In 1992 the National Research Council issued DNA Technology in Forensic Science, a book that documented the state of the art in this emerging field. Recently, this volume was brought to worldwide attention in the murder trial of celebrity O. J. Simpson. The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence reports on developments in population genetics and statistics since the original volume was published. The committee comments on statements in the original book that proved controversial or that have been misapplied in the courts. This volume offers recommendations for handling DNA samples, performing calculations, and other aspects of using DNA as a forensic tool–modifying some recommendations presented in the 1992 volume. The update addresses two major areas:

  • Determination of DNA profiles. The committee considers how laboratory errors (particularly false matches) can arise, how errors might be reduced, and how to take into account the fact that the error rate can never be reduced to zero.
  • Interpretation of a finding that the DNA profile of a suspect or victim matches the evidence DNA. The committee addresses controversies in population genetics, exploring the problems that arise from the mixture of groups and subgroups in the American population and how this substructure can be accounted for in calculating frequencies. This volume examines statistical issues in interpreting frequencies as probabilities, including adjustments when a suspect is found through a database search.

The committee includes a detailed discussion of what its recommendations would mean in the courtroom, with numerous case citations. By resolving several remaining issues in the evaluation of this increasingly important area of forensic evidence, this technical update will be important to forensic scientists and population geneticists–and helpful to attorneys, judges, and others who need to understand DNA and the law. Anyone working in laboratories and in the courts or anyone studying this issue should own this book.

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The Evaluation Of Forensic Dna Evidence


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Author by : Committee on DNA Forensic Science: An Update
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1996-12-12
Publisher by : National Academies Press

In 1992 the National Research Council issued DNA Technology in Forensic Science, a book that documented the st

Dna Technology In Forensic Science


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Author by : National Research Council
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1992-01-01
Publisher by : National Academies Press

Matching DNA samples from crime scenes and suspects is rapidly becoming a key source of evidence for use in ou

The Evaluation Of Forensic Dna Evidence


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Author by : Committee on DNA Forensic Science: An Update
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1996-12-26
Publisher by : National Academies Press

In 1992 the National Research Council issued DNA Technology in Forensic Science, a book that documented the st

The Evaluation Of Forensic Dna Evidence


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Author by : National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on DNA Forensic Science: an Update
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1996
Publisher by : Haworth Press

In 1992, the NCR issues "DNA Technology in Forensic Medicine" a book that documented the state of the art in t

Statistics And The Evaluation Of Evidence For Forensic Scientists


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Author by : Colin G. G. Aitken
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-08-13
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons

The use of statistical and probabilistic ideas in forensic science is of increasing importance to the administ

Forensic Evidence In Court


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Author by : Craig D. Adam
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-09-19
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons

The interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence and its presentation in a court of law is central bot

A Guide To Forensic Dna Profiling


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Author by : Scott Bader
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-03-21
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons

The increasingly arcane world of DNA profiling demands that those needing to understand at least some of it mu

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