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NCJ Number: 119554 Find in a Library
Title: Probabilistic Analysis of DNA Profiles
Journal: Journal of the Forensic Science Society  Volume:29  Issue:3  Dated:(May/June 1989)  Pages:191-196
Author(s): I W Evett; D J Werrett; A F M Smith
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The technique of DNA profiling has been described widely in the literature, and a method is described here for evaluating the strength of such evidence in a forensic transfer case.
Abstract: A DNA profile from a stain left at a crime scene contains a number of bands which match bands in a profile from a sample provided by a suspect. In many cases, because of the condition and quantity of material in the crime stain, the crime profile exhibits fewer bands than would be seen in a profile from a good sample. The analysis is sufficiently general to deal with such cases. 1 figure and 8 references. (Publishers abstract)
Main Term(s): DNA fingerprinting
Index Term(s): Blood stains; Forensic medicine
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