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Double Helix and the Law of Evidence

ISBN-10: 0674035887

ISBN-13: 9780674035881

Edition: 2010

Authors: David H. Kaye

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List price: $55.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

David H. Kaye is Distinguished Professor of Law and Weiss Family Scholar, Pennsylvania State University.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Before DNA: Genetic Markers
Immunogenetics of the ABO Group
Is the Theory Generally Accepted?
More Immunogenetic Markers
The Thin-Gel-Multisystem Controversy
Trial by Mathematics
Inclusions versus Exclusions
The Admissibility of Percentages and Probabilities
The Dawn of DNA Typing
Genes, Chromosomes, DNA, and Sex
From Protein Polymorphisms to Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms
Multilocus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Probes
The Probability of Individuality
Forensic Applications
DNA Evidence circa 1986
The Emergence of VNTR Profiling
Into the Courtroom
The Double Murder and the Handyman
The Pretrial Hearing
The Aftermath
Castro's Progeny
The Intensifying Debate over Probability and Population Genetics
The Aversion to Numbers
The Validity of the Numbers
The Match Window
Allele Frequencies
The Basic Product Rule for Combining Allele Frequencies
Threats to Independence
The Lewontin-Hartl Article
The National Research Council Speaks
The Initial Reaction to the 1992 NRC Report
The Initial Reception of the NRC Report in the Courts
Hitting the Ceiling
Evaluating the Population-Genetics Debate
Ending the Debate over Population Genetics
Lobbying the Academy
The NRC Speaks Again
Simpson Meets His Match
Boodles and Louder
The Second NRC Report in the Courts
Moving Back to Errors and Relatives
Proficiency Testing and Error Rates
The Evil Twin and Other Relatives
Moving on to Short Tandem Repeat Loci
The Polymerase Chain Reaction
Early PCR-Based Discrete-Allele Systems
More PCR-Based Systems: Short Tandem Repeats and Alphabet Soup
Transcending Race and Unscrambling Mixed Stains
Deracializing DNA Statistics
Unscrambling Mixtures
Outside the Nucleus: Mitochondrial DNA
The Ordeal of Clara and Emmanuel Rojas
The Ghost of Corleone
The Last Tsar
Stray Hairs
Ware's Hair
Saving Simpson's Scalp
A Connecticut Yankee in Court
An Experiment in Delaware
Learning from DNA
Payment
Selection and Cultivation
Exposure
Neutral Expertise
Other Reforms
Appendix: Timeline of Selected Developments in or Affecting Forensic Genetics
Notes
References
Cases and Statutes
Index