43. Forensics

  1. D. J. Balding2,
  2. M. Bishop3 and
  3. C. Cannings4
  1. B. S. Weir

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061619.ch43

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Weir, B. S. (2007) Forensics, in Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition (eds D. J. Balding, M. Bishop and C. Cannings), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470061619.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

  2. 3

    CNR-ITB, Milan, Italy

  3. 4

    Division of Genomic Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058305

Online ISBN: 9780470061619

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Keywords:

  • statistical genetic calculations;
  • human genetic material;
  • crime scene and biological sample;
  • match probability;
  • DNA profile matching;
  • Hardy–Weinberg disequilibrium;
  • posterior probability distribution;
  • Dirichlet distribution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles of Interpretation

  • Profile Probabilities

  • Parentage Issues

  • Identification of Remains

  • Mixtures

  • Sampling Issues

  • Other Forensic Issues

  • Conclusions

  • References