Nonhuman DNA Typing: Theory and Casework Applications

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Provides an understanding of the uses of non-human DNA evidence and associated test procedures Offers an understanding of the legal applications of non-human DNA in court, se well as proper procedures for collection and documentation Combines science, case examples, and legal decisions into a single-source reference for scientists, law enforcement, and attorneys Includes a list of useful contacts for further research and information Non-human DNA testing remains largely novel or untested in the judicial arena. This book provides a foundation in the methods of non-human DNA testing along with applications and specific casework examples. The authors detail methods such as light microscopy, DNA sequencing, and computer-generated phylogenies, as well as new applications that use trace material to aid in the identification of missing persons, to track drug distribution patterns, and to link bodies to primary crime scene locations after removal to secondary sites. This book also includes landmark cases involving the use of non-human DNA as evidence and the legal considerations applied to that evidence.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Forensic Science and DNA, H. Miller Coyle

Collection and Preservation of Biological Evidence from the Crime Scene, H.C. Lee

Techniques of DNA Fingerprinting, J. Scheinman

Forensic Canine STR Analysis, B. Berger, C. Eichmann, and W. Parson

STR Based Forensic Analysis of Felid Samples from Domestic and Exotic Cats, M.A. Menotti-Raymond, V.A. David, and S. J. O'Brien

An Overview of Insect Evidence in Forensic Science, H. Miller Coyle

Use of Forensic DNA Typing in Wildlife Investigations, R.M. Jobin

DNA Testing of Animal Evidence - Case Examples and Method Development, E.U. Jiang, W.A. Van Haeringen, L.H.P. Van de Goor, P. Dimsoski and H. Miller Coyle

Basics of Forensic Fungi, K. Said Al Na'imi

Soil DNA Typing in Forensic Science, J. Hill, L. Strausbaugh, and J. Graf

DNA Profiling: The Ability to Predict an Image from a DNA Profile, H. Long

APPENDIX: A Brief History of Forensic Serology and DNA, P. Bilous

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