Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Wing Kam Fung and
  2. Yue-Qing Hu

Published Online: 22 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470727041.ch1

Statistical DNA Forensics: Theory, Methods and Computation

Statistical DNA Forensics: Theory, Methods and Computation

How to Cite

Fung, W. K. and Hu, Y.-Q. (2007) Introduction, in Statistical DNA Forensics: Theory, Methods and Computation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470727041.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470066362

Online ISBN: 9780470727041

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Keywords:

  • statistical findings;
  • least-square deconvolution;
  • DNA profiling technology;
  • forensic genetics;
  • multi-dimensional scaling analysis;
  • fertilized human egg;
  • currently, short tandem repeat (STR) loci;
  • crime stain profile;
  • basic statistical theory and methods;
  • analyze single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profiles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Statistics, forensic science and the law

  • The use of statistics in forensic DNA

  • Genetic basis of DNA profiling and typing technology

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