Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains by Bradley J. AdamsRecovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains by Bradley J. Adams

Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains

EditorBradley J. Adams, John E. Byrd

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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Commingling of human remains presents an added challenge to all phases of the forensic process. This book brings together tools from diverse sources within forensic science to offer a set of comprehensive approaches to handling commingled remains. It details the recovery of commingled remains in the field, the use of triage in the assessment of commingling, various analytical techniques for sorting and determining the number of individuals, the role of DNA in the overall process, ethical considerations, and data management. In addition, the book includes case examples that illustrate techniques found to be successful and those that proved problematic.
Title:Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human RemainsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:389 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Methodology in Commingling Analysis: An Historical OverviewDouglas UbelakerSpatial Analysis of Mass Grave Mapping Data to Assist in the Reassociation of Disarticulated and Commingled Human RemainsHugh Tuller, Ute Hofmeister, Sharna DaleyPieces of the Puzzle: F.B.I. Evidence Response Team Approaches to Scenes with Commingled EvidenceGary Reinecke and Michael HochreinCommingled Remains and Human Rights Investigations: Challenges from the FieldSofía Egaña, Silvan Turner, Mercedes Doretti, Patricia Bernardi, and Anahí GinarteAnthropological Investigations of the Tri-State Crematorium IncidentDawnie Wolfe Steadman, Kris Sperry, Frederick Snow, Laura Fulginiti, and Emily CraigApproaches to Commingling Issues in Archeological Samples: A Case Study from Roman-Era Tombs in GreeceDouglas Ubelaker and Joseph RifeAnthropologist Directed Triage: Three Distinct Mass Fatality Events Involving Fragmentation of Human RemainsAmy MundorffThe Use of Radiology in Mass Fatality EventsMark VinerDetection of Commingling in Cremated Human RemainsMichael WarrenModels And Methods for Osteometric SortingJohn ByrdPatterns of Epiphyseal Union and Their Use in the Detection and Sorting of Commingled RemainsMaureen SchaeferHow Many People? Determining the Number of Individuals Represented by Commingled Human RemainsBradley Adams and Lyle KonigsbergAssessment of Commingled Human Remains Using a GIS Based ApproachNicholas Herrmann and Joanne Bennett DevlinThe Application of Traditional Anthropological Methods in a DNA-Led Identification ProcessLaura Yazedjian and Rifat KesetovicMarrying Anthropology and DNA: Essential for Solving Complex Commingling Problems in Cases of Extreme FragmentationAmy Mundorff, Robert Shaler, Erik Bieschke, and Elaine Mar-CashSorting and Identifying Commingled Remains of U.S. War Dead: The Collaborative Roles of JPAC and AFDILFranklin Damann and Suni EdsonResolving Commingling Issues during the Medicolegal Investigation of Mass Fatality IncidentsElias Kontanis and Paul SledzikData Management and Commingled Remains at Mass Fatality Incidents (MFIs)Michael Hennessey

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This volume will be of significant help to forensic practitioners, when charged with the forensic determination of identification following the identification of a mass grave scenario. . For new members of the forensic community, such as students for example, it will make an interesting and informative read. Novices or the general public may find the integration of archaeological and forensic applications interesting, and the book does successfully highlight the need for multi-dimensional investigations." (Xanth D. G. Mallett-Telling, The British Association of Human Identification, June, 2008)"The book . deals with practical issues in the forensic sciences, documenting examples of successful techniques for sorting and determining the number of individuals, and illustrates the role of DNA analyses, ethical considerations, and data management. These should be helpful for forensic experts, especially those who encounter mass fatality events accompanied by commingling of human remains. . The volume . will give readers several practical examples that illustrate up-to-date advantages and issues in analyses of commingled human remains." (Osamu Kondo, Primates, Vol. 50, March, 2009)