Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death / Edition 1

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This comprehensive text takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. Topics covered include: Macroenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments, taphonomic interpretation of water deaths, as well as interpretation of buried human remains. Liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, and other images, Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death is a valuable source of information for postmortem death investigation.

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"... an important contribution to the rapidly growing literature in forensic anthopology ..." - International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

"...a detailed guide to the techniques involved in analyzing and interpreting skeletal remains in a medicolegal context." -Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588298249
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Two Sciences, One Objective

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology Douglas H. Ubelaker

Introduction to Forensic Medicine and Pathology João Pinheiro

Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology: The State of the Art Eugénia Cunha and Cristina Cattaneo

Part II. Aging Living Young Individuals

Biological vs Legal Age of Living Individuals Francesco Introna and Carlo P. Campobasso

Part III. Pathophysiology of Death and Forensic Investigation: From Recovery to the Cause of Death

Decay Process of a Cadaver João Pinheiro

Understanding the Circumstances of Decomposition When the Body Is Skeletonized Henri Duday and Mark Guillon

Forensic Investigation of Corpses in Various States of Decomposition: A Multidisciplinary Approach João Pinheiro and Eugénia Cunha

Identification and Differential Diagnosis of Traumatic Lesions of the Skeleton Conrado Rodríguez-Martín

Part IV. Biological Identity

Methodology and Reliability of Sex Determination From the Skeleton Jaroslav Bruzek and Pascal Murail

Age Assessment of Child Skeletal Remains in Forensic Contexts Mary E. Lewis and Ambika Flavel

Determination of Adult Age at Death in the Forensic Context Eric Baccino and Aurore Schmitt

Is It Possible to Escape Racial Typology in Forensic Identification?
John Albanese and Shelley R. Saunders

Estimation and Evidence in Forensic Anthropology: Determining Stature Lyle W. Konigsberg, Ann H. Ross, and William L. Jungers

Pathology as a Factor of Personal Identity in Forensic Anthropology Eugénia Cunha

Personal Identification of Cadavers and Human Remains Cristina Cattaneo, Danilo De Angelis, Davide Porta, and Marco Grandi

Part V. Particular Contexts: Crimes Against Humanity and Mass Disasters

Forensic Investigations Into the Missing: Recommendations and Operational Best Practices Morris Tidball-Binz

Crimes Against Humanity Dario M. Olmo

Mass Disasters Cristina Cattaneo, Danilo De Angelis, and Marco Grandi


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