Summary: An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is a comprehensive introduction to this fast moving area from the collection of evidence at the scene of a crime to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context. The last few years have seen significant advances in the subject and the development and application of genetics has revolutionised forensic science.
This book begins with the key concepts needed to fully appreciate the subject and moves on to examine th ...show moree latest developments in the field, illustrated throughout with references to relevant casework. In addition to the technology involved in generating a DNA profile, the underlying population biology and statistical interpretation are also covered. The evaluation and presentation of DNA evidence in court is discussed as well with guidance on the evaluation process and how court reports and statements should be presented.
* An accessible introduction to Forensic Genetics from the collection of evidence to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context
* Includes case studies to enhance student understanding
* Includes the latest developments in the field focusing on the technology used today and that which is likely to be used in the future
* Accessible treatment of population biology and statistics associated with forensic evidence
This book offers undergraduate students of Forensic Science an accessible approach to the subject that will have direct relevance to their courses. An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is also an invaluable resource for postgraduates and practising forensic scientists looking for a good introduction to the field. ...show less