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The purpose of Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing basic text is to aid students in gaining an introductory understanding of forensic DNA testing.The basic text will contain simpler 'starter' information. The Data, Notes and Applications (D.N.A.) Boxes that were introduced in the 2 nd edition will be expanded upon to bring perspective and purpose to the topics covered in each chapter. These D.N.A. Boxes will only be included in the text book. In addition, the pros and cons of the currently controversial technique of familial searching will be explored. The extensive list of ancillaries and study aids Dr. Butler provides will catapult this text to the top of forensic science curriculum's around the world.FEATURE: A textbook authored by one of the pre-eminent researchers in the field of DNA. BENEFIT: Instant buy-in that the material is relevant and can be relied upon. FEATURE: New D.N.A. Boxes with current interest news stories. BENEFIT: Shows students the relevance of topics under discussion, will help grab and retain interest of student by using real life examples. FEATURE: A tailored set of over 100 PowerPoint slides, with figures. BENEFIT: Assists instructors with teaching their course and students in learning about forensic DNA. FEATURE: Website includes links to on-line training information on www.DNA.gov website. BENEFIT: Students can more easily find relevant information regarding their career. FEATURE: All of the introductory material written at the appropriate level without extraneous information from 2nd edition. BENEFIT: Allows book to be priced competitively for the textbook market.