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

Molecular Photofitting Book Description :

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
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Genetics and the Unsettled Past

  • Author : Keith Wailoo
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813553368

Genetics and the Unsettled Past Book Description :

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

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Book Description :

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 : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199773954

Ancestors and Relatives Book Description :

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.

Race and the Genetic Revolution Book

Race and the Genetic Revolution

  • Author : Sheldon Krimsky
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231527699

Race and the Genetic Revolution Book Description :

Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Leading scholars in law, medicine, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology examine the impact of modern genetics on the concept of race. Contributors trace the interplay between genetics and race in forensic DNA databanks, the biology of intelligence, DNA ancestry markers, and racialized medicine. Each essay explores commonly held and unexamined assumptions and misperceptions about race in science and popular culture. This collection begins with the historical origins and current uses of the concept of "race" in science. It follows with an analysis of the role of race in DNA databanks and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Essays then consider the rise of recreational genetics in the form of for-profit testing of genetic ancestry and the introduction of racialized medicine, specifically through an FDA-approved heart drug called BiDil, marketed to African American men. Concluding sections discuss the contradictions between our scientific and cultural understandings of race and the continuing significance of race in educational and criminal justice policy.

New Scientist Book

New Scientist

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822036334795

New Scientist Book Description :

Technology in Forensic Science Book

Technology in Forensic Science

  • Author : Deepak Rawtani
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-11-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527347629

Technology in Forensic Science Book Description :

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.

Pilgrimage Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Mark K. Shriver
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812987553

Pilgrimage Book Description :

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, Mark Shriver found himself fascinated with this humble, charismatic, and authentic leader. What led this Argentine to become a priest? What struggles had shaped him? And what could his past tell us about his plans for the future of the Catholic Church? Mark Shriver was brought up as a Catholic-both his father, Sargent Shriver, and his mother, Eunice Kennedy, were faithful Catholics-but he had long since grown disillusioned with the Church. Watching Pope Francis, though, Shriver was intrigued. Would this pope put the Catholic Church on a new path? What would that mean for Catholics around the world? Sparked by a renewed sense of faith (as well as personal curiosity), Shriver traveled to Buenos Aires, where Bergoglio was born, to meet with the men and women who remembered him as a child, as a young man and Jesuit priest, and later as a Bishop. Shriver visits the confessional where Bergoglio first felt called to religion and a faith-based life, hears about Bergoglio's early job as a clerk at a hosiery factory, and learns about the female biochemist-who co-founded the Mothers of the Plaza del Mayo before she was tragically odisappearedo-whom he credits with shaping his work ethic and spirit of dedication. He also visits Bergoglio's first, incredibly humble parish- a church that was a converted vegetable shed deep in the barrios-or slums-of Buenos Aires and speaks with the men and women who still remember Bergoglio with great fondness.

A Good Man Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

A Good Man

  • Author : Mark Shriver
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805095326

A Good Man Book Description :

In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life—faith, hope, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy. In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.

Forensic Science Book

Forensic Science

  • Author : Suzanne Bell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351691598

Forensic Science Book Description :

Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fifth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions and case studies from the personal files of experts in the field. In the fully updated 5th edition, Bell combines these testimonies into an accurate and engrossing account of cutting edge of forensic science across many different areas. Designed for a single-term course at the undergraduate level, the book begins by discussing the intersection of law and forensic science, how things become evidence, and how courts decide if an item or testimony is admissible. The text invites students to follow evidence all the way from the crime scene into laboratory analysis and even onto the autopsy table. Forensic Science offers the fullest breadth of subject matter of any forensic text available, including forensic anthropology, death investigation (including entomology), bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms, tool marks, and forensic analysis of questioned documents. Going beyond theory to application, this text incorporates the wisdom of forensic practitioners who discuss the real cases they have investigated. Textboxes in each chapter provide case studies, current events, and advice for career advancement. A brand-new feature, Myths in Forensic Science, highlights the differences between true forensics and popular media fictions. Each chapter begins with an overview and ends with a summary, and key terms, review questions, and up-to-date references. Appropriate for any sensibility, more than 350 full-color photos from real cases give students a true-to-life learning experience. *Access to identical eBook version included Features Showcases contributions from high-profile experts in the field Highlights real-life case studies from experts’ personal files, along with stunning full-color photographs Organizes chapters into topics most popular for coursework

Craniofacial Identification Book

Craniofacial Identification

  • Author : Caroline Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521768627

Craniofacial Identification Book Description :

Draws together a wide range of elements relating to craniofacial analysis and identification, examining the latest advances in the field.

The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution

  • Author : Motoo Kimura
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 0521317932

The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution Book Description :

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of this subject.

Forensic Facial Identification Book

Forensic Facial Identification

  • Author : Tim Valentine
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-04-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118469576

Forensic Facial Identification Book Description :

Forensic Facial Identification discusses the latestscientific and technical advancements in the field and theirimplications for practice in psychology, criminology, and law. Provides an up-to-date set of best practices for forensicfacial identification Reviews current procedures for different facial identificationmethods and their reliability Covers eyewitness testimony, line-ups, facial composites,anthropological face reconstructions, CCTV images, and computerizedautomatic face recognition systems Incorporates case studies which put the latest research andtechnology in the proper legal context

Microbial Forensics Book

Microbial Forensics

  • Author : Bruce Budowle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128153802

Microbial Forensics Book Description :

Microbial Forensics, Third Edition, serves as a complete reference on the discipline, describing the advances, challenges and opportunities that are integral in applying science to help solve future biocrimes. New chapters include: Microbial Source Tracking, Clinical Recognition, Bioinformatics, and Quality Assurance. This book is intended for a wide audience, but will be indispensable to forensic scientists and researchers interested in contributing to the growing field of microbial forensics. Biologists and microbiologists, the legal and judicial system, and the international community involved with Biological Weapons Treaties will also find this volume invaluable. Presents new and expanded content that includes a statistical analysis of forensic data, legal admissibility and standards of evidence Discusses actual cases of forensic bioterrorism Includes contributions from editors and authors who are leading experts in the field, with primary experience in the application of this fast-growing discipline