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NCJ Number: NCJ 241236     Find in a Library
Title: Applicability of DNA Analysis on Adhesive Tape in Forensic Casework
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:4  Dated:July 2012  Pages:1036 to 1041
Author(s): Wolf-Dieter Zech, M.D. ; Naseem Malik, M.Sc. ; Michael Thali, M.D.
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 6
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The object of this study was to evaluate the applicability of DNA analysis on adhesive tape samples in forensic casework.
Abstract: Adhesive tape is commonly used in crimes and is often the subject of forensic evaluation. DNA analysis of adhesive tape can provide DNA profiles of suspects. The object of this study was to evaluate the applicability of DNA analysis on adhesive tape samples in forensic casework. The researchers retrospectively reviewed all cases involving adhesive tape or similar items received by their institute for DNA analysis during the past 11 years. From 100 forensic cases reviewed, 150 adhesive tape samples were examined. A total of 98 DNA profiles were obtained from these samples. Sixty-two of the profiles provided feasible case-relevant information. In conclusion, DNA profiling of adhesive tape samples can be useful in a variety of forensic cases. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Trace evidence ; Evaluation techniques ; Crime scene ; DNA fingerprinting
   
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