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DNA and criminal justice

Proceedings of a conference held 30-31 October 1989

Julia Vernon and Ben Selinger (eds)
ISBN 0 642 15367 1 ISSN 1034-5086
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1992

Abstract

The papers presented at this conference examine DNA profiling and how it impinges on the criminal justice system. Scientists, lawyers and police explain how this new expert evidence affects their areas of work. Developments such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) are presented, and the problems of quality control are revealed in detail. These matters are of great importance when treating evidence in court.