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

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

by Aurore Schmitt
     
 

The aim of this book is to dissect forensic anthropology and forensic pathology in its various and valuable contributions to contemporary society. It gives answers and approaches key questions to this sciences' growing audience within different countries in the recent years. It aims to provide a practical approach to the investigation of bodies that are not fresh

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The aim of this book is to dissect forensic anthropology and forensic pathology in its various and valuable contributions to contemporary society. It gives answers and approaches key questions to this sciences' growing audience within different countries in the recent years. It aims to provide a practical approach to the investigation of bodies that are not fresh enough to be considered a normal forensic case. The specialists of both areas can have in a single book the useful tools and practical recommendations of these specialities (forensic anthropology and forensic pathology) that are spread among other textbooks.

It proposes original, illustrated, and updated articles on the four parameters of the biological profile; it discusses the factors of individualization; it explains the decay process of a body and the relevance of each step for forensic sciences, providing a useful approach to investigate such corpses; it reviews bone trauma; it facilitates the access to a number of international organizations and prools related with the subject; and it compares the perspectives of expertises from different countries, namely Europe, North America, and Latin America. The majority of the authors found in this volume have quite a lot of experience with the subjects that they discuss. Finally, this book provides a bridge between forensic anthropology and forensic pathology, and brings practical advice from physical anthropology.

Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death presents both forensic anthropology and forensic pathology in their various and valuable contributions to contemporary society. Providing original, illustrated, and updated articles on the four parameters of the biological profile, this text encompasses the factors of individualization; the decay process of a body and the relevance of each step for forensic sciences; bone trauma; access to a number of international organizations; and prools related with the subject, all with perspectives of expertise from different countries, namely Europe, North America, and Latin America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617377921
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
1.07(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(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 MassDisasters

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

Index

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