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Title DNA for the defense bar / DNA Initiative.
Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Institute of Justice, 2012.
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 Law Library  KF 8935 .D53 2012    CHECKED IN
Description ix, 177 pages : illustrations; 28 cm.
Note Correction inserted.
"June 2012."
"NCJ 237975."
"This is the fourth publication in a series designed to increase the field's understanding of the science of DNA and its application in the courtroom. The other three publications offer free online training tools for teaching officers of the court about forensic DNA analysis, assisting state and local prosecutors in preparing DNA-related cases, and teaching senior law enforcement officials about policy and practices of effective DNA alaysis: Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court: nij.gov/training/dna-officers-court.htm., DNA: A Prosecutor's Practice Notebook: nij.gov/training/dna-prosecutors-notebook.htm., DNA for Law Enforcement Decision makers: nij.gov/training/dna-decisionmakers.htm.
Appendixes A-I are only available electronically at nij.gov/pubs-sum/237975.htm
With: 1 addendum page: "CORRECTION: The source for Figure 2, page 4, is Norah Rudin, Ph.D. July 2012"
Contents Introduction -- DNA basics : the science of DNA -- Discovery : getting to know a case with DNA evidence -- DNA evidence : evaluation, assessment and response -- DNA basics : laboratory issues --DNA basics : understanding and evaluating test results -- DNA basics : pretrial preparation -- DNA basics : trial issues -- Delayed prosecutions, cold case hits and CODIS -- Proactive uses of DNA -- Glossary -- Appendixes*. Appendix A: Recommendations of the Kinship and Data Analysis Panel (KADAP) to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City during the World Trade Center DNA Identification Effort -- Appendix B: Sample personal items submission form -- Appendix C: Sample family and/or donor reference collection form -- Appendix D: Sample family tree form -- Appendix E: Guidelines for family and/or doctor reference collection kit components and oral swab collection instructions -- Appendix F: Issues to consider when outsourcing reference samples -- Appendix G: Identifying victims using DNA : a guide for families -- Appendix H: Sample analysis : an overview -- Appendix I: Additional references on statistical issues in DNA identification.
Subject DNA fingerprinting.
Evidence (Law) -- United States.
Added Author President's DNA Initiative (U.S.)
National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
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