Human Identification: The Use of DNA Markers

  • Editors
  • Bruce S. Weir

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution book series (CIGE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. B. S. Weir
    Pages 1-2
  3. Andrew G. Clark, J. Frances Hamilton, Geoffrey K. Chambers
    Pages 37-49
  4. Peter Gill, Ian Evett
    Pages 69-87
  5. David W. Gjertson, Jeffrey W. Morris
    Pages 89-98
  6. Newton E. Morton
    Pages 139-144
  7. Bernard Robertson, G. A. Vignaux
    Pages 145-152
  8. D. Zaykin, L. Zhivotovsky, B. S. Weir
    Pages 169-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 215-215

About this book


The ongoing debate on the use of DNA profiles to identify perpetrators in criminal investigations or fathers in paternity disputes has too often been conducted with no regard to sound statistical, genetic or legal reasoning. The contributors to Human Identification: The Use of DNA Markers all have considerable experience in forensic science, statistical genetics or jurimetrics, and many of them have had to explain the scientific issues involved in using DNA profiles to judges and juries. Although the authors hold differing views on some of the issues, they have all produced accounts which pay due attention to the, sometimes troubling, issues of independence of components of the profiles and of population substructures. The book presents the considerable evolution of ideas that has occurred since the 1992 Report of the National Research Council of the U.S.
Audience: Indispensable to forensic scientists, laying out the concepts to all those with an interest in the use of genetic information. The chapters and exhaustive bibliography are vital information for all lawyers who must prosecute or defend DNA cases, and to judges trying such cases.


Allele DNA PCR evolution genetic information genetics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1803-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46851-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-712X
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Health & Hospitals
Consumer Packaged Goods