Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death by Aurore SchmittForensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death by Aurore Schmitt

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

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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 facilitate the access to a number of international organizations and protocols related with the subject; 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 protocols related with the subject, all with perspectives of expertise from different countries, namely Europe, North America, and Latin America.Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death strengthens the contributions of forensic anthropologists in the main stages of forensic work (recovery, identification, and determination of cause of death). Organized in five parts, Part I presents both disciplines-forensic anthropology and forensic medicine focused specially on forensic pathology. Part II contains techniques for age estimation of living individuals for reasons of imputability, one of the growing subfields of forensic anthropology. Part III discusses all the steps of forensic analysis, precisely from recovery to the cause of death. Part IV reviews the state of knowledge on assessing gender, age, stature, and ancestry from skeletal remains, discussing and reviewing the question of personal identity. Part V presents a clear example of the real value of a multidisciplinary investigation, with mass disasters and crimes against humanity highlighted. Comprehensive and written by experts in the field, Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death offers forensic scientists, anthropologists, medical doctors, and police officers a bridge between forensic anthropology and forensic pathology that will grow and develop very closely in the future, whenever humanity has the need.
Title:Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617377929

ISBN - 13:9781617377921

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Table of Contents

Part I. Two Sciences, One ObjectiveIntroduction to Forensic AnthropologyDouglas H. UbelakerIntroduction to Forensic Medicine and PathologyJoão PinheiroForensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology: The State of the ArtEugénia Cunha and Cristina CattaneoPart II. Aging Living Young IndividualsBiological vs Legal Age of Living IndividualsFrancesco Introna and Carlo P. CampobassoPart III. Pathophysiology of Death and Forensic Investigation: From Recovery to the Cause of DeathDecay Process of a CadaverJoão PinheiroUnderstanding the Circumstances of Decomposition When the Body Is SkeletonizedHenri Duday and Mark GuillonForensic Investigation of Corpses in Various States of Decomposition: A Multidisciplinary ApproachJoão Pinheiro and Eugénia CunhaIdentification and Differential Diagnosis of Traumatic Lesions of the SkeletonConrado Rodríguez-MartínPart IV. Biological IdentityMethodology and Reliability of Sex Determination From the SkeletonJaroslav Bruzek and Pascal MurailAge Assessment of Child Skeletal Remains in Forensic ContextsMary E. Lewis and Ambika FlavelDetermination of Adult Age at Death in the Forensic ContextEric Baccino and Aurore SchmittIs It Possible to Escape Racial Typology in Forensic Identification?John Albanese and Shelley R. SaundersEstimation and Evidence in Forensic Anthropology: Determining StatureLyle W. Konigsberg, Ann H. Ross, and William L. JungersPathology as a Factor of Personal Identity in Forensic AnthropologyEugénia CunhaPersonal Identification of Cadavers and Human RemainsCristina Cattaneo, Danilo De Angelis, Davide Porta, and Marco GrandiPart V. Particular Contexts: Crimes Against Humanity and Mass DisastersForensic Investigations Into the Missing: Recommendations and Operational Best PracticesMorris Tidball-BinzCrimes Against HumanityDario M. OlmoMass DisastersCristina Cattaneo, Danilo De Angelis, and Marco GrandiIndex

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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