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DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass Fatalities

1st Edition

By Amanda C Sozer

CRC Press

332 pages

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Description

Advances in DNA technology have expanded such that forensic DNA profiling is now considered a routine method for identifying victims of mass fatalities. Originating from an initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass Fatalities presents a collection of training modules that

Table of Contents

Human Identification through DNA Analysis. Mass Fatalities. Post-Mortem Functions Body Recovery and Morgue Operations. Ante-Mortem Functions Family Assistance Operations. Identification of Remains. Identification and Collection of Biological Samples from Human Remains. Identification and Collection of DNA Reference Samples. Application of DNA Technology for Human Identification. DNA Profile Analysis and Interpretation. DNA Sample, Case, and Data Tracking Using Information Technology Tools. Implementing and Maintaining a Quality DNA Program. Laboratory Development. Delivering Effective Training. Terminology. Index.

About the Author

Amanda Sozer, Ph.D., president of SNA International, received her B.A. from Rutgers University and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Sozer has worked in forensics for over 20 years directing forensic laboratories and programs. In addition to directing forensic DNA laboratories, she served as a technical contractor to the U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and worked on the DNA backlog reduction programs for no-suspect forensic cases and convicted offender outsourcing programs, which resulted in the processing of millions of samples. She has worked on numerous local, state, and federal forensic projects within the United States and forensic projects and human identification initiatives in Guatemala, Cyprus, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Libya.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SOC002020
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical