Population Genetics and Statistics in Forensic DNA Analysis
This three-day (24-hour) course will cover basic principles of statistics and probability relevant to key concepts in population genetics and profile frequency estimates of PCR-based/discrete allele systems. The recommendations made by the 1996 National Research Council in 'The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence'' will be reviewed. Approaches to statistical analysis of parentage testing, kinship and mass disaster victim identification will also be covered. This course is intended for criminalists involved in the analysis of biological evidence or working in missing person DNA programs. Each class is limited to 30 students.