The evolution, applications, and statistical interpretations of DNA typing in forensic science

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This thesis examines the evolution, applications, and statistical interpretations of DNA typing as a tool in the field of forensic science as well as in our criminal justice system. The most controversial aspect of DNA typing involves the determination of how likely it is that two people share the same DNA profile. This involves the use of population genetics and databases of allelic frequencies as well as some assumptions about population structuring.

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Schober, Cassandra C. (Cassandra Carolyn) August 1997.

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This thesis examines the evolution, applications, and statistical interpretations of DNA typing as a tool in the field of forensic science as well as in our criminal justice system. The most controversial aspect of DNA typing involves the determination of how likely it is that two people share the same DNA profile. This involves the use of population genetics and databases of allelic frequencies as well as some assumptions about population structuring.

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Schober, Cassandra C. (Cassandra Carolyn). The evolution, applications, and statistical interpretations of DNA typing in forensic science, dissertation, August 1997; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332776/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .