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Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation

Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation builds upon the previous two editions of John Butler’s internationally acclaimed Forensic DNA Typing textbook with forensic DNA analysts as its primary audience. Intended as a third-edition companion to the Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing volume published in 2010 and Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology published in 2012, this book contains 16 chapters with 4 appendices providing up-to-date coverage of essential topics in this important field. Over 80 % of the content of this book is new compared to previous editions.


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, 608 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-405213-0


    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

    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: Kinship Statistics
    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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