DNA : a legal research guide /

"With roots in molecular biology and genetics, DNA fingerprinting was first described in 1985 and soon after, found itself in courts of law. DNA typing has been used in criminal and civil trials, convicting the guilty and, in more recent years, exonerating innocent persons. And in all the years...

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Main Authors: Fishman, Joel (Author), Marshall, Pamela (Forensic scientist) (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2023.
Series:Legal research guides ; v. 94.
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Summary:"With roots in molecular biology and genetics, DNA fingerprinting was first described in 1985 and soon after, found itself in courts of law. DNA typing has been used in criminal and civil trials, convicting the guilty and, in more recent years, exonerating innocent persons. And in all the years in between, DNA technologies have been introduced, researched and validated, become increasingly automated and miniaturized, with improvements in both efficiency and sensitivity. In response to the ever-evolving state of forensic DNA analysis and legal complexities, the authors have put together critical references in one resource, including federal and state statutes and regulations, digests, encyclopedias, legal and scientific articles, and practice books. With an audience of professionals in the legal system, law enforcement, and forensic science in mind, it is the sincere hope of the authors that the references presented in this bibliography are used to promote training and understanding of DNA in the forensic science and legal context. This bibliography follows previous bibliographies with citations to both primary and secondary sources. We have included both scientific and legal sources for the readers of this bibliography"-- Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:xvi, 109 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780837742786
0837742781