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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Historical Perspective of DNA Evidence Interpretation (cont.)

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Illustrated cover of The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence. Yellow and Black with a DNA Double Helix in background.
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In response to evolving DNA technologies, as well as to scientific criticism of some of the conclusions drawn in NRC I, the National Academy of Sciences convened another committee to conduct a review of the 1992 report. A second NRC report, The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence (NRC II) was published in 1996 and made further conclusions and recommendations regarding laboratory and statistical interpretation of DNA evidence. 

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