This up-to-date and comprehensive electronic book on CD-ROM presents an incredible and totally revised collection of important federal documents, guides, and publications about DNA evidence for criminal investigations and human remains identification, with encyclopedic coverage of every aspect of DNA testing and analysis. DNA analysis is the gold standard for identification of human remains from mass disasters. Particularly in the absence of traditional anthropological and other physical characteristics, forensic DNA typing allows for identification of any biological sample and the association of body parts, as long as sufficient DNA can be recovered from the samples. This is true even when the victim's remains are fragmented and the DNA is degraded. While many effective laboratory protocols are available for DNA analysis, the analytical portion is only one part of the identification process. Special attention is required for: sample collection, preservation, shipping, and storage, tracking and chain of custody issues, clean, secure laboratory facilities, quality assurance and quality control practices, managing the work, DNA extraction and typing, and more. Mass fatality incident topics covered include: reference sample collection, extraction, amplification, analysis, initial response considerations, arriving at the scene, processing the scene, identification of human remains, medical examiner, coroner, morgue operations, and antemortem data collection. There is extensive material from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Department of Defense DNA Registry, and the full record of the recent National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence. Forensic DNA topics covered include: What Every Law Enforcement Office
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