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Silent Witness: Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters

Henry Erlich, Eric Stover, and Thomas J. White (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190909444
eISBN:
9780197539958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909444.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Forensic DNA evidence has helped convict the guilty, exonerate the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of genocide, and reunite families torn apart by war and repressive regimes. Yet many of the ... More


Exonerating the Wrongfully Convicted

Justin Brooks and Desiree Moshayedi

in Silent Witness: Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190909444
eISBN:
9780197539958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909444.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chapter 2 examines the critical role DNA analysis has played in exonerating the wrongfully convicted. Since the first DNA exoneration in 1988 of Gary Dotson, falsely convicted of rape in Illinois, ... More


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