Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains

Editors: Adams, Bradley J., Byrd, John E. (Eds.)

  • Instrumental to the forensic community
  • Written by experts that routinely deal with commingling
  • Includes proper techniques for the greatest resolution
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Mass fatality events can result in the intermixing, or commingling, of human remains. Commingling of human remains presents an added challenge to all phases of the forensic process. As the number of individuals increases, so does the complexity of the forensic investigation and the skills needed for case resolution. In Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains, top professionals illustrate successful techniques for sorting and determining the number of individuals, the role of DNA, ethical considerations and data management. Instrumental to the forensic community, Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains provides case examples and an in depth review of experiences, methods, and research related to commingling.

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"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)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Methodology in Commingling Analysis: An Historical Overview

    Douglas H. Ubelaker

    Pages 1-6

  • Anthropological Investigations of the Tri-State rematorium Incident

    Dawnie Wolfe Steadman, Kris Sperry, Frederick Snow, Laura Fulginiti, Emily Craig

    Pages 81-96

  • The Use of Radiology in Mass Fatality Events

    Mark D. Viner

    Pages 145-184

  • Models and Methods for Osteometric Sorting

    John E. Byrd

    Pages 199-220

  • How Many People? Determining the Number of Individuals Represented by Commingled Human Remains

    Bradley J. Adams, Lyle W. Konigsberg

    Pages 241-255

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59745-316-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-769-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-765-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recovery, Analysis, and Identification of Commingled Human Remains
Editors
  • Bradley J. Adams
  • John E. Byrd
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-316-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-316-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-769-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-765-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 374
Number of Illustrations and Tables
101 b/w illustrations
Topics