Committee on DNA Technology in Forensic Science, National Research Council
Matching DNA samples from crime scenes and suspects is rapidly becoming a key source of evidence for use in our justice system. DNA Technology in Forensic Science offers recommendations for resolving crucial questions that are emerging as DNA typing becomes more widespread. The volume addreses key issues:
Quality and reliability in DNA typing, including the introduction of new technologies, problems of standardization, and approaches to certification.
DNA typing in the courtroom, including issues of population genetics, levels of understanding among judges and juries, and admissibility.
Societal issues, such as privacy of DNA data, storage of samples and data, and the rights of defendants to quality testing technology.
Combining this original volume with the new update--The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence--provides the complete, up-to-date picture of this highly important and visible topic. This volume offers important guidance to anyone working with this emerging law enforcement tool: policymakers, specialists in criminal law, forensic scientists, geneticists, researchers, faculty, and students.
Committee on the Development of the Third Edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence; Federal Judicial Center; Committee on Science, Technology, Law Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council
Committee on Advances in Collecting and Utilizing Biological Indicators and Genetic Information in Social Science Surveys, Maxine Weinstein, James W. Vaupel, and Kenneth W. Wachter, Editors, National Research Council