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FORENSIC SCIENCE

STUDIES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE NO. 2:

HUMAN-BLOOD-ANAYLYSIS

M. K. BHASIN, SURINDER NATH (University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

AND V. N. SEHGAL(C.F.S.L., CBI, New Delhi, India)

2007• Pages: 300 • Size: 140 x 220 mm • Binding: Hard • ISBN 81-85264-37-6 •

Price: US$ 55/- Rs. 750/-

STUDIES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

Blood - a biological material is the most common evidence found in all types of forensic investigations. There are two major areas of investigation: Testing for biological evidence of kinship in civil cases; and characterization of blood stains in criminal cases. Blood groups typing is still the most commonly using immunological method employed by forensic serologists for the individualization of blood. Certain enzymes and blood proteins exist in multiple genetically different forms. In case of enzymes, these forms are known as “Isoenzymes”. The discovery of HLA polymorphism not only involves the variable alleles in individual loci but also the haplotypes of neighboring lined loci which increases the discrimination potential for individualization and association of some HLA antigens with particular ethnic groups thereby making them important from the forensic point of view. The molecular biology has provided a more reliable techniques of DNA fingerprinting which has revolutionized the forensic analysis of blood evidence in crime investigationand today it is possible to provide valuable information in cases where scare or /and degraded amount of crime scene material could have been a limiting factor. Population studies and

generation of DNA databases and quality systems are further advancements in the forensic investigation of blood evidence. The blood analysis proves useful for the forensic serologist in establishing the reliability of the results in any court of law.

CONTENTS

Preface

  1. ARCHANA TRIPATHI • Blood Evidence and Crime Investigation: Recent Advances and Applications
  2. M. K. BHASIN • Polymorphic Markers in Human Blood
  3. M. K. BHASIN AND SATISH KUMAR • Human Blood Analysis
  4. U. SHANKARKUMAR • HLA and Forensic Science
  5. M. P. SACHDEVA • Forensic Serology without Antiserum: A Molecular Overview
  6. M. W. PANDIT AND LALJI SINGH • Science of Establishing Identity – Past, Present and Future
  7. V. K. KASHYAP, T. SITALAXIMI, P. CHATTOPADHYAY AND R. TRIVEDI • DNA Profiling Technologies in Forensic Analysis
  8. K.P.S. KUSHWAHA AND S.M.S. CHAHAL • Forensic Status of 20 Blood Genetic Marker Systems in India
  9. M.P. SACHDEVA • Fingerprinting vs. DNA Fingerprinting ¬- The Court Presentation

Index

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