Synopses & Reviews
From O. J. Simpson's "trial of the century" to the recent disappearance of Chandra Levy and the reopening of the Edward De Salvo case, the collection and use of DNA in criminal investigations has become a controversial and often confusing burden of proof. Blood Evidence explains the principles and science behind DNA testing and shows how it has both helped solve some of the most puzzling criminal cases in recent history and been used to discredit eyewitness accounts and physical evidence found at the crime scene. Written specifically for a lay audience, Blood Evidence is the first trade book to explore the complexities of DNA testing and the effect it has had on justice systems worldwide.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-397) and index.
A startling look at how breakthroughs in DNA testing are having a tumultuous impact on criminal investigations
About the Author
Dr. Henry C. Lee, Ph.D.
, is the Chief Emeritus for Scientific Services, Chair Professor at University of New Haven, Forensic science program, Research professor in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, and the former Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut. He served as that state's Chief Criminalist from 1979 to 2000 and was the driving force behind establishing a modern forensic lab in Connecticut. He has received numerous awards for his work and has helped the police around the world with over 6,000 cases. He has authored or co-authored over 30 book on forensic science.
Frank W. Tirnady is a writer living in Middletown, Connecticut. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut School of Law. This is his first book.
Table of Contents
1. TheDNA of DNA --2."No doubt at all" --3."Does not match" --4. Theimprobable origins of PCR --5.Exonerations : take no one's word --6. Theworld's most-wanted man (part 1) --7. Theworld's most-wanted man (part 2) --8.Less is more --9.Forensic DNA analysis and customized life --10.Bad blood (part 1) --11.Bad blood (part 2) --Conclusion : the future of forensic DNA analysis.