Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing

by John M. Butler
     
 

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing John M. Butler, Ph.D., NIST Fellow and Group Leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "There is perhaps no individual better suited to author a foundational survey of forensic DNA typing than John Butler. As with past editions, Butler’s knowledge, along with his

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Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing John M. Butler, Ph.D., NIST Fellow and Group Leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "There is perhaps no individual better suited to author a foundational survey of forensic DNA typing than John Butler. As with past editions, Butler’s knowledge, along with his organizational and communication skills make Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing a must read for students, forensic practitioners and trial attorneys. This text provides the reader with insightful and understandable explanations necessary to comprehend the underpinnings of forensic DNA analysis. It continues in the tradition of its predecessors as the premier textbook on the forensic DNA subject." - Richard Saferstein, Ph.D. Author and Forensic Science Consultant "Dr. John Butler has a gift for breaking through jargon and clutter and making the science of forensic DNA typing understandable. Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing is a masterful work that will continue to set Butler apart from others who take on this important subject." - Stephen Patrick Hogan, M.A., J.D. Adjunct Professor of Biological Science & Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany "I have used John Butler’s book on forensic DNA typing in classrooms and workshops since the first edition appeared in 2001. The wonderful thing about this book is the clarity of its explanations and its expansive content.… For anyone interested in getting the clearest and most up to date information on the field of DNA analysis, there is no other bookthat comes close in terms of content or clarity." - Bruce McCord, Ph.D. Professor of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University John Butler, bestselling author of Forensic DNA Typing, now applies his expertise on the subject of DNA analysis into an introductory textbook. Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing walks students step-by-step through the DNA analysis process beginning with collection of evidence at a crime scene to the statistical interpretation of the results. Also included are brief discussions of such news worthy topics as victim identification from the September 11, 2001 attacks, the identification of the remains of the Romanovs, the last Russian Royal family, and the O.J. Simpson case. New applications, such as genetic genealogy and tracing domestic pet hairs to perpetrators, are also detailed. With its clear and understandable style and extensive list of online ancillaries and study aids, this textbook will make the subject accessible to students in forensic science courses worldwide.

  • Includes a glossary with over 400 terms for quick reference of unfamiliar terms as well as an acronym guide to decipher the DNA dialect
  • Continues in the style of Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition, with high-profile cases addressed in D.N.A.Boxes— "Data, Notes & Applications" sections throughout
  • Ancillaries include: instructor manual Web site, with tailored set of 1000+ PowerPoint slides (including figures), links to online training websites and a test bank with key

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Shelving Classification: DNA Technology / Forensic Science

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ISBN-13:
9780123749994
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
493,983
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments About the author

Chapter 1 Overview and History of DNA Typing Chapter 2 Basics of DNA Biology and Genetics Chapter 3 Historical Methods Chapter 4 Sample Collection, Storage and Characterization Chapter 5 DNA Extraction Chapter 6 DNA Quantitation Chapter 7 DNA Amplification (The Polymerase Chain Reaction) Chapter 8 Short Tandem Repeat Markers Chapter 9 Fundamentals of DNA separation and Detection Chapter 10 STR Genotyping and Data Interpretation Chapter 11 Statistical Interpretation: Evaluating the Strength of Forensic DNA Evidence Chapter 12 DNA databases Chapter 13 Quality Assurance Chapter 14 Forensic Challenges: Degraded DNA, Mixtures, and LCN Chapter 15 Additional Loci and Non-Human DNA Testing Chapter 16 Lineage Markers: Y Chromosome and mtDNA Testing Chapter 17 Applications of DNA Typing Chapter 18 Future Trends Appendix 1 Glossary of Terms Appendix 2 Useful Websites Appendix 3 Probability and Statistics

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