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    Hofstra University
  Feb 23, 2018
2008-2009 Law Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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LAW 2818 - DNA Unraveled – Demystifying Forensic DNA Evidence

This seminar is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to handle
cases in which forensic DNA evidence is in issue. The course will familiarize the student with
the various terms associated with forensic DNA analysis. The program addresses the legal
principles controllong the proper evaluation and presentation of DNA evidence, and the scientific
and statistical principles underlying forensic DNA analysis. It examines basic principles of
biology, population genetics, and statistics as they apply to forensic DNA analysis, as well as
specific evidentiary foundations and techniques for presenting DNA evidence in a trial. It also
examines legal challenges to the underlying scientific principles and statistical analysis of DNA
evidence, together with legal strategies to effectively address these challenges.

Prerequisites & Notes

Credits: 2

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