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Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation

The first edition of Forensic DNA Typing, published in 2001, by John Butler quickly established itself as the gold-standard reference for the field. Over the next ten years, the vast amount of new information uncovered has resulted in this new volume, Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation. This book builds upon the previous two editions of Forensic DNA Typing books, but with a focus on mixture interpretation and statistical analysis and is a companion to the bestselling Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology, published in September 2011.


Researchers and practitioners in forensic DNA analysis, forensic scientists; legal professionals, military, private and public forensic laboratories, forensic science graduate and post-graduate students.

Hardbound, 500 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-405213-0


  • Front Material:

    Foreword (by Peter Gill)


    Cross-walk of topics with previous volumes


    About the Author


    Section 1: Data Interpretation

    Chapter 1 Data Interpretation Overview

    Chapter 2 Data, Models, & Thresholds

    Chapter 3 STR Alleles & Artifacts

    Chapter 4 STR Genotypes

    Chapter 5 STR Profiles

    Chapter 6 DNA Mixtures

    Chapter 7 Low-Level DNA & Complex Mixtures

    Chapter 8 Troubleshooting Data Collection

    Section 2: Statistical Interpretation

    Chapter 9 Statistical Interpretation Overview

    Chapter 10 STR Population Data Analysis

    Chapter 11 DNA Profile Frequency Estimates

    Chapter 12 DNA Mixture Statistics

    Chapter 13 Coping with Missing Alleles

    Chapter 14 Relationship Testing

    Chapter 15 Lineage Marker Statistics

    Chapter 16 Laboratory Reports: Communicating Results and Conclusions


    Appendix 1 STR Allele Frequencies from U.S. Population Data

    Appendix 2 NRC I and NRC II Recommendations

    Appendix 3 DAB Recommendations on Statistics

    Appendix 4 Worked mixture example (by Dr. Michael D. Coble)


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