Forensic DNA and Investigative Methods for Human Trafficking
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Although newly-developed quick-result DNA marker and testing methods can have a dramatic positive effect on the successful resolution of underage sexual trade and trafficking in persons (TIP) cases, investigators, prosecutors and others involved with the investigation of human trafficking have largely failed to integrate the power of these methods. This book fills a large subject matter void and is the only book dedicated to using DNA testing, analysis and other forensic based investigative methods to help resolve trafficking in persons.
Table of Contents
Overview of the global magnitude of trafficking in persons. Efforts to eradicate or address the issue. Attacking the network. Step One: A specific jurisdictional assessment. Victim centered approach. Integrating DNA. Overview of Forensic DNA Methods. DNA Databases. Other Biometric Tools to aid in Identifications and Investigations. Case Preparation: Best Practices for use of Forensic Based Evidence. Current needs and future trends.
Timothy M. Palmbach, J.D., is associate professor and chair of the Forensic Science Department at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut.