Forensic DNA Evidence: The Myth of Infallibility

Sheldon Krimsky & Jeremy Gruber (Eds.) Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense, Harvard University Press, 2013

37 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2013  

William C. Thompson

University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Date Written: July 1, 2012

Abstract

Discusses various ways errors can occur in forensic DNA testing; provides multiple examples of such errors.

Keywords: DNA, identification, error, contamination, forensic, statistic, frame

JEL Classification: K4

Suggested Citation

Thompson, William C., Forensic DNA Evidence: The Myth of Infallibility (July 1, 2012). Sheldon Krimsky & Jeremy Gruber (Eds.) Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense, Harvard University Press, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214379

William C. Thompson (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society ( email )

Irvine, CA
United States

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