Molecular Photofitting Book

Molecular Photofitting

  • Author : Tony Frudakis, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : 0080551378
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

Molecular Photofitting Summary:

In the field of forensics, there is a critical need for genetic tests that can function in a predictive or inferential sense, before suspects have been identified, and/or for crimes for which DNA evidence exists but eye-witnesses do not. Molecular Photofitting fills this need by describing the process of generating a physical description of an individual from the analysis of his or her DNA. The molecular photofitting process has been used to assist with the identification of remains and to guide criminal investigations toward certain individuals within the sphere of prior suspects. Molecular Photofitting provides an accessible roadmap for both the forensic scientist hoping to make use of the new tests becoming available, and for the human genetic researcher working to discover the panels of markers that comprise these tests. By implementing population structure as a practical forensics and clinical genomics tool, Molecular Photofitting serves to redefine the way science and history look at ancestry and genetics, and shows how these tools can be used to maximize the efficacy of our criminal justice system. Explains how physical descriptions of individuals can be generated using only their DNA Contains case studies that show how this new forensic technology is used in practical application Includes over 100 diagrams, tables, and photos to illustrate and outline complex concepts

Genetics and the Unsettled Past Book

Genetics and the Unsettled Past

  • Author : Keith Wailoo
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813553368
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

Genetics and the Unsettled Past Summary:

Our genetic markers have come to be regarded as portals to the past. Analysis of these markers is increasingly used to tell the story of human migration; to investigate and judge issues of social membership and kinship; to rewrite history and collective memory; to right past wrongs and to arbitrate legal claims and human rights controversies; and to open new thinking about health and well-being. At the same time, in many societies genetic evidence is being called upon to perform a kind of racially charged cultural work: to repair the racial past and to transform scholarly and popular opinion about the “nature” of identity in the present. Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. This unique collection brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines—biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociology—to explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history. Written for a general audience, the book’s essays touch upon a variety of topics, including the rise and implications of DNA in genealogy, law, and other fields; the cultural and political uses and misuses of genetic information; the way in which DNA testing is reshaping understandings of group identity for French Canadians, Native Americans, South Africans, and many others within and across cultural and national boundaries; and the sweeping implications of genetics for society today.

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Book

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

  • Author : Soren Blau
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315528922
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Summary:

With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline’s historical development; current field methods for analyzing crime, natural disasters, and human atrocities; an array of laboratory techniques; key case studies involving legal, professional, and ethical issues; and ideas about the future of forensic work--all from a global perspective. This fully revised second edition expands the geographic representation of the first edition by including chapters from practitioners in South Africa and Colombia, and adds exciting new chapters on the International Commission on Missing Persons and on forensic work being done to identify victims of the Battle of Fromelles during World War I. The Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology provides an updated perspective of the disciplines of forensic archaeology and anthropology.

Ancestors and Relatives Book

Ancestors and Relatives

  • Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199773954
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

Ancestors and Relatives Summary:

Noted social scientist Eviatar Zerubavel casts a critical eye on how we trace our past-individually and collectively arguing that rather than simply find out who our ancestors are from genetics or history, we actually create the stories that make them our ancestors.

Genetic Justice Book

Genetic Justice

  • Author : Sheldon Krimsky
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231145213
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

Genetic Justice Summary:

Explores how different countries balance the use of DNA databanks in criminal justice with the rights of their citizens, including arguments about the dangers of collecting DNA from arrested individuals and the myth behind DNA profiling.

Handbook of Forensic Medicine Book

Handbook of Forensic Medicine

  • Author : Burkhard Madea
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-08-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 3306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119648611
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

Handbook of Forensic Medicine Summary:

HANDBOOK OF FORENSIC MEDICINE The gold standard in forensic medicine references In the Second Edition of Handbook of Forensic Medicine, editor Burkhard Madea brings to the reader, through a global team of expert contributors, a comprehensive and international approach to forensic medicine. In addition to offering new coverage of crime scene investigation, blood stain pattern analysis, terrorist attacks, fire disasters, new psychoactive substances, and molecular pathology, the book provides a thorough review of all aspects of forensic medicine. The chapters represent all aspects of quality control and best practice and include case studies throughout to help illustrate the concepts discussed within and emphasize the links between diverse subdisciplines. Specialists engaged in daily casework will find that aspects of routine analysis are addressed in each chapter. Handbook of Forensic Medicine 2e also covers the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology, and immunohistochemistry. It also offers: A thorough introduction to the duties of forensic medicine in modern societies, including discussions of the international guidelines and accreditation in forensic medicine Comprehensive explorations of medical aspects of death, including the nature and definition of death, autopsy, and mass disaster victim identification Practical discussions of traumatology and violent death, including asphyxiation, electrocution and lightning, infanticide, and medical malpractice In-depth examinations of sudden and unexpected death from natural causes, including postmortem biochemistry This is a must-read resource for every specialist in forensic medicine, toxicology, and haemogenetics, as well as anyone expected to prepare a report for court proceedings. It’s also an ideal reference for lawyers and law students.

Technology in Forensic Science Book

Technology in Forensic Science

  • Author : Deepak Rawtani
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-08-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527827695
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb

Technology in Forensic Science Summary:

The book "Technology in Forensic Science" provides an integrated approach by reviewing the usage of modern forensic tools as well as the methods for interpretation of the results. Starting with best practices on sample taking, the book then reviews analytical methods such as high-resolution microscopy and chromatography, biometric approaches, and advanced sensor technology as well as emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and taggant technology. It concludes with an outlook to emerging methods such as AI-based approaches to forensic investigations.

Scene of the Crime Book

Scene of the Crime

  • Author : HP Newquist
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698405394
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

Scene of the Crime Summary:

Learn about the history of forensic science, how to collect and analyze evidence, and get one step closer to being a world-class, crime-solving detective! From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of Chocolate, The Human Body, and From Here to There, comes an all new nonfiction deep dive into forensic science. What is evidence and how do investigators gather it? How do you determine how long a body has been dead? Do fingerprints differ from person to person? How did some of the world's great fictional detectives, like Sherlock Holmes, further the study of forensics? Packed with lively photos, classroom activities, and engaging prose, budding private eyes and scientists will be eager to find the answers to these and other questions in HP Newquist's latest, and to learn about everything from the world's first autopsy in Ancient Rome to the role that DNA plays in solving crimes along the way.