Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods And Practice by Angi M. ChristensenForensic Anthropology: Current Methods And Practice by Angi M. Christensen

Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods And Practice

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

Hardcover | January 22, 2014

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Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practicewinner 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 findForensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practicecomprehensive, 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
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...
Title:Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods And PracticeFormat: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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great textbook! This is the textbook for my university forensic anthropology course and I absolutely love it. It details so many real case examples, practical applications of forensic anthropology, and up-to-date methods and practices, just as the title suggests. I highly recommend this for anyone studying forensic anthropology professionally or as a hobby!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Informative I'm a forensic anthropology student, and this was one of my textbooks this year at school. It's a fascinating read; very in-depth and informative. This book goes over, in great detail, Osteology, bone descriptions, taxonomy, etc. Highly recommend!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful read. Helpful book for student of biomedical/forensic anthropology, as well as helpful for those in the other behavioural sciences.
Date published: 2017-09-27

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