The Use of Forensic Anthropology / Edition 1by Robert B. Pickering, David Bachman
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
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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Table of Contents
Introduction Some Bones Have Been Found Setting the Scene What the Forensic Anthropologist Can and Cannot Do Finding a Forensic Anthropologist Sidebar on Physical Anthropology/Forensic Anthropology What the Forensic Anthropologist Can Do How to Find a Forensic Anthropologist Establishing the Ground Rules Sidebar-Letters of Agreement The Case Report Techniques for Recovering Skeletalized Human Remains Equipment Requirements
"I Think There is a Skeleton Buried in this Field"
"Here's a Bone, We Have a Problem"
The Forensic Anthropologist and Recovery of Remains Field Recovery The Final Report Things You Can Do to Make Recovery Easier Ten Key Questions Sidebar on NAGPRA Determination of Time Since Death The Body The Microenvironment Eight Essential Environmental Categories of Information Special Techniques-Their Value and Limitations Facial Reconstruction Direct Facial Reconstruction Cranial-Facial Superimposition Video Superimposition Footprint Impression Analysis Osteon Counting Bite Mark Analysis ABO Blood Type Forensic Toxicology Carbon 14 Dating DNA Testing Skeletal Trauma and Identifying Skeletal Pathology Antemortem Trauma Perimortem Trauma Postmortem Trauma Pseudotrauma Pathologic Changes in Bone Follow-up Steps for Skeletal Abnormalities Putting Your Case Together Forensic Anthropology and A Skeletal Remains Investigation Closing the Case, Closing the Book Appendices Report Forms Face Sheet Forensic Anthropology Summary General Information Contextual Description Recovery Area General Description of Remains Inventory Photo and Video Inventory Glossary References
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