Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution

Human Identification: The Use of DNA Markers

Editors: Weir, B. (Ed.)

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The ongoing debate on the use of DNA profiles to identify perpetrators in criminal investigations or fathers in paternity disputes has too often been conducted with no regard to sound statistical, genetic or legal reasoning. The contributors to Human Identification: The Use of DNA Markers all have considerable experience in forensic science, statistical genetics or jurimetrics, and many of them have had to explain the scientific issues involved in using DNA profiles to judges and juries. Although the authors hold differing views on some of the issues, they have all produced accounts which pay due attention to the, sometimes troubling, issues of independence of components of the profiles and of population substructures. The book presents the considerable evolution of ideas that has occurred since the 1992 Report of the National Research Council of the U.S.
Audience: Indispensable to forensic scientists, laying out the concepts to all those with an interest in the use of genetic information. The chapters and exhaustive bibliography are vital information for all lawyers who must prosecute or defend DNA cases, and to judges trying such cases.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-2

    Weir, B. S.

  • A method for quantifying differentiation between populations at multi-allelic loci and its implications for investigating identity and paternity

    Pages 3-12

    Balding, David J. (et al.)

  • The effect of relatedness on likelihood ratios and the use of conservative estimates

    Pages 13-19

    Brookfield, John F. Y.

  • The effects of inbreeding on DNA profile frequency estimates using PCR-based loci

    Pages 21-25

    Budowle, Bruce

  • Correlation of DNA fragment sizes within loci in the presence of non-detectable alleles

    Pages 27-36

    Chakraborty, Ranajit (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Identification: The Use of DNA Markers
Editors
  • B. Weir
Series Title
Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-46851-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-306-46851-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3520-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-1803-5
Series ISSN
0929-712X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 215
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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