Misleading DNA Evidence

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Misleading DNA Evidence: A Guide for Scientists, Judges, and Lawyers presents the reasons miscarriages of justice can occur when dealing with DNA, what the role of the forensic scientist is throughout the process, and how judges and lawyers can educate themselves about all of the possibilities to consider when dealing with cases that involve DNA evidence.

DNA has become the gold standard by which a person can be placed at the scene of a crime, and the past decade has seen great advances in this powerful crime solving tool. But the statistics that analysts can attach to DNA evidence often vary, and in some cases the statistical weight assigned to that match, can vary enormously. The numbers provided to juries often overstate the evidence, and can result in a wrongful conviction. In addition to statistics, the way the evidence is collected, stored and analyzed can also result in a wrongful conviction due to contamination.

This book reviews high-profile and somewhat contentious cases to illustrate these points, including the death of Meredith Kercher. It examines crucial topics such as characterization of errors and determination of error rates, reporting DNA profiles and the source and sub-source levels, and the essentials of statement writing. It is a concise, readable resource that will help not only scientists, but legal professionals with limited scientific backgrounds, to understand the intricacies of DNA use in the justice system.

  • Ideal reference for scientists and for those without extensive scientific backgrounds
  • Written by one of the pioneers in forensic DNA typing and interpretation of DNA profiling results
  • Ideal format for travel, court environments, or wherever easy access to reference material is vital
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Misleading Dna Evidence


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Author by : Peter Gill
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-06-18
Publisher by : Elsevier

Misleading DNA Evidence: A Guide for Scientists, Judges, and Lawyers presents the reasons miscarriages of just

Misleading Dna Evidence


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Author by : Peter Gill
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-06-01
Publisher by : Academic Press

DNA has become the gold standard by which a person can be placed at the scene of a crime, and the past decade

Inside The Cell


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Author by : Erin Murphy
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-10-06
Publisher by : Nation Books

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Forensic Dna Evidence Interpretation


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Author by : Christopher M. Triggs
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-11-29
Publisher by : CRC Press

Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation is the most comprehensive resource for DNA casework available today. Writ

A Guide To Forensic Dna Profiling


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Author by : Scott Bader
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-03-21
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons

The increasingly arcane world of DNA profiling demands that those needing to understand at least some of it mu

Blood Evidence


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Author by : Henry Lee
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2003-04-17
Publisher by :

Uses case studies to examine how investigators collect genetic evidence and discusses how DNA has altered crim

Fundamentals Of Forensic Dna Typing


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Author by : John M. Butler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-09-30
Publisher by : Academic Press

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing is written with a broad viewpoint. It examines the methods of current fore

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