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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Estimating STR Profile Frequencies - Special Circumstances

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Two special circumstances require alternative approaches to the estimation of STR profile frequencies:

  • Cases involving remote geographic regions with small population sizes. Access information contained in NRC II on calculating allele frequencies in small populations at http://www.nap.edu/books/0309053951/html/114.html
  • Cases involving relatives

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