Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods And Practice

Hardcover | January 22, 2014

byAngi M. Christensen, Nicholas V. Passalacqua, Eric J. Bartelink

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Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award Texty from The Text and Academic Authors Association approaches forensic anthropology through an innovative style using current practices and real case studies drawn from the varied experiences, backgrounds, and practices of working forensic anthropologists. This text guides the reader through all aspects of human remains recovery and forensic anthropological analysis, presenting principles at a level that is appropriate for those new to the field, while at the same time incorporating evolutionary, biomechanical, and other theoretical foundations for the features and phenomena encountered in forensic anthropological casework. Attention is focused primarily on the most recent and scientifically valid applications commonly employed by working forensic anthropologists. Readers will therefore learn about innovative techniques in the discipline, and aspiring practitioners will be prepared by understanding the necessary background needed to work in the field today. Instructors and students will find Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice comprehensive, practical, and relevant to the modern discipline of forensic anthropology. Winner of a 2015 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Focuses on modern methods, recent advances in research and technology, and current challenges in the science of forensic anthropology Addresses issues of international relevance such as the role of forensic anthropology in mass disaster response and human rights investigations Includes chapter summaries, topicoriented case studies, keywords, and reflective questions to increase active student learning

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Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award Texty from The Text and Academic Authors Association approaches forensic anthropology through an innovative style using current practices and real case studies drawn from the varied experiences, backgrounds, and practices of working forensic ...

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Forensic anthropology has become a well-developed discipline which has seen a recent expansion in depth and scope as well as increased attention from the media and the legal system. This constantly evolving science requires a comprehensive introductory text that approaches forensic anthropology as a modern discipline, with attention to...

Angi M. Christensen, PhD, D-ABFAAngi M. Christensen is a Forensic Anthropologist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. Her primary responsibilities include conducting forensic anthropological casework and providing training for FBI agents and other law enforcement personnel, and she facilitate...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 22, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124186718

ISBN - 13:9780124186712

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Human Osteology and Odontology 3. Skeletal Examination and Documentation Methods 4. Medicolegal Significance 5. Forensic Taphonomy 6. Forensic Archaeology and Scene Processing Methods 7. Processing and Preparing Remains 8. Sex Estimation 9. Ancestry Estimation 10. Age Estimation 11. Stature Estimation 12. Individual Skeletal Variation 13. Analysis of Skeletal Trauma 14. Personal Identification 15. Contemporary Issues in Forensic Anthropology