John S. Buckleton, Jo Anne Bright, Duncan Taylor

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In this chapter we discuss the evaluation of the joint and conditional probabilities of obtaining various genotypes for two people who are related and the effect of this relatedness on the interpretation process. Formulae are given for some common relationships. Most of this work has appeared elsewhere, for instance in Evett and Weir.257 Elegant algorithms have been published483–485 that perform these and far more complex analyses. Such probabilities have many uses outside the specific forensic context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic DNA Evidence Interpretation
EditorsJohn S. Buckleton, Jo-Anne Bright, Duncan Taylor
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
EditionSecond Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781482258929
ISBN (Print)9781482258899
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • DNA casework
  • Peter Gill
  • DNA analysis
  • Interpretation of test results
  • DNA frequencies
  • LCN (ultra trace) analysis
  • Non-autosomal (mito, X, and Y) DNA analysis


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