The Use of Forensic Anthropology / Edition 1

The Use of Forensic Anthropology / Edition 1

by Robert B. Pickering, David Bachman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849381118

ISBN-13: 9780849381119

Pub. Date: 11/22/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Forensic analysis has become and will continue to be a complicated and highly specialized field of study. Forensic investigations require teams of specialists from many different scientific fields in addition to legal and law enforcement personnel. Of the many specialties that are used in death investigations, forensic anthropology is most often associated with the

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Forensic analysis has become and will continue to be a complicated and highly specialized field of study. Forensic investigations require teams of specialists from many different scientific fields in addition to legal and law enforcement personnel. Of the many specialties that are used in death investigations, forensic anthropology is most often associated with the analysis of skeletalized human remains.
This volume provides guidelines for determining when to include and how to choose a forensic anthropologist in your investigations. The Use of Forensic Anthropology is written with the assumption that the reader is not a trained anthropologist, and goes by the premise that most law enforcement professionals simply want to know how a forensic anthropologist is going to help them do their job. Many examples and anecdotes are offered by the authors, who strive to keep the text at a clear, readable level that is informative yet enjoyable to read. Jargon is purposefully kept to a minimum, but when it is used it is defined in context so that a common use and understanding of the terms can be achieved.
Coroners, medical examiners, pathologists, crime scene investigators, local and state police, and anyone working in a crime laboratory can benefit from this easy to understand guide on when to use and how to choose a forensic anthropologist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849381119
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/22/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Authors
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2"Some Bones Have Been Found"7
3What the Forensic Anthropologist Can and Cannot Do15
4Techniques for Recovering Skeletonized Human Remains45
5Ten Key Questions69
6Determination of Time Since Death97
7Special Techniques - Their Value and Limitations105
8Skeletal Trauma and Identifying Skeletal Pathology119
9Putting Your Case Together139
Bibliography145
Glossary147
Appendix: Report Forms153
Index165

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