Forensic Science and Medicine

Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity

Editors: Rich, Jeremy, Dean, Dorothy E., Powers, Robert H. (Eds.)

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The lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region that can be used to establish individual identity, or, if damaged, can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. In Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot, leading forensic authorities rigorously review both the scientific and practical aspects of human identification, trauma analysis, and biomechanics of lower extremity as encountered in decomposed or dismembered individuals, mass casualty situations, and human rights abuse investigations. On the scientific side, the authors describe the biochemical events of decomposition, detail the use of radiology to facilitate identification and evaluate trauma, and explain principles of osteology, with an emphasis on the implications for skeletal anatomy for age, sex, race, and height estimation. On the practical side, they apply these approaches to trauma analysis and accident reconstruction, including slip-and-fall incidents, impact, traffic, and pediatric injuries, and considerations of foot and footprint identification. Specific case studies discuss the identification process using the foot and ankle and illuminate the forensic potential of feet, footwear, and barefoot impression evidence.
Authoritative and copiously illustrated, Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot comprehensively reviews the basic process of forensic identification, trauma investigation, and accident reconstruction of the lower extremity.

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From the reviews:

"...a major step forward, mainly in the radiological, traumatological and biomechanical chapters...it will greatly enhance day to day work for experts in the specific field of forensic medicine." - International Journal of Legal Medicine

"...useful reference text for any agency involved in identification, accident reconstruction, and footprint identification." - Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

"This is the latest book in the ever-growing Forensic Science and Medicine series, published by Humana under the overall editorship of Steve Karch. … It is broken down into several neat chapters … which are well written, well illustrated and complement more general texts efficiently. … this book could be a useful addition to the forensic pathologist’s library." (Dr S Kolar, American College of Physicians News, Spring, 2006)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Decomposition of Human Remains

    Powers, Robert H.

    Pages 3-15

  • Forensically Significant Skeletal Anatomy

    Tatarek, Nancy E. (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Normal Osteology of the Knee Joint and Markers of Stress and Injury

    Craig, Emily A.

    Pages 33-68

  • Anthropological Analysis of the Lower Extremity

    Tatarek, Nancy E. (et al.)

    Pages 69-98

  • Estimating Age at Death

    Ubelaker, Douglas H.

    Pages 99-112

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $289.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-464-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity
Editors
  • Jeremy Rich
  • Dorothy E. Dean
  • Robert H. Powers
Series Title
Forensic Science and Medicine
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-897-7
DOI
10.1385/1592598978
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-269-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-464-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 422
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