Human Identification: The Use Of Dna Markers

byB. Weir

Paperback | October 3, 2013

Human Identification: The Use Of Dna Markers by B. Weir
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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 toHuman Identification: The Use ofDNA Markersall 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.
1. Introduction; B. S. Weir. 2. A Method for Characterizing Differentiation between Populations at Multi-Allelic Loci and Its Implications for Establishing Identity and Paternity; D. J. Balding, R. A. Nichols. 3. The Effect of Relatedness on Likelihood Ratios and the Use of Conservative Estimates; J. F. Y. Brookfield. 4. The Effects of...
Title:Human Identification: The Use Of Dna MarkersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:215 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401718032

ISBN - 13:9789401718035

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