DNA Profiling: Principles,Pitfalls and Potential / Edition 1

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The authors have provided a unique and authoritative work with their amalgamation of expertise in population genetics, the laws of evidence and molecular biology.
DNA Profiling provides a potent new tool in criminal investigatins whereby genetic material in tissue residues is analyzed to provide direct identification of an individual. This book serves as a comprehensive and definitive reference source for all aspects of DNA profiling and it clearly describes the underlying principles, as well as the analytical procedures, in language that can be understood by the non-scientist. It considers the scientific aspects and legal implications of obtaining tissue samples and the interpretive problems that can be encountered with the results, with the emphasis on the proper use of evidence based on DNA profiling.
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Australian scholars of genetics, law, and agricultural biotechnology, present a handbook of DNA-based evidence for the legal, forensic, and law-enforcement professions. Explains to non-scientists how the genetic material in tissue residues is analyzed to provide direct identification of an individual. Describes the principles and procedures, the scientific aspects and legal implications of obtaining tissue samples, and problems that can arise in interpretation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783718651900
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/25/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

DNA, Science & The Law
Heredity, Chromosomes & DNA
Obtaining Samples for NDA Profiling
Principles of DNA Profiling
Pitfalls of DNA Profiling
Interpretation of DNA Profiles
Admissibility of Expert Evidence
New Approaches & Future Developments in DNA Profiling
Tables Appendices:Technical Procedures:Collection of Tissue Specimens
An Evidentiary Checklist
The FBI Protocols
Laboratory Record Sheets
Genetic Loci Used in Forensic Investigation
A Brief Introduction to Population Genetics
On Artaud
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