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Forensic Anthropology and Medicine

Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death

Editors: Schmitt, Aurore (Ed.)

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The aim of this book is to dissect forensic anthropology and forensic pathology in its various and valuable contributions to contemporary society. It gives answers and approaches key questions to this sciences' growing audience within different countries in the recent years. It aims to provide a practical approach to the investigation of bodies that are not fresh enough to be considered a normal forensic case. The specialists of both areas can have in a single book the useful tools and practical recommendations of these specialities (forensic anthropology and forensic pathology) that are spread among other textbooks.
It proposes original, illustrated, and updated articles on the four parameters of the biological profile; it discusses the factors of individualization; it explains the decay process of a body and the relevance of each step for forensic sciences, providing a useful approach to investigate such corpses; it reviews bone trauma; it facilitates the access to a number of international organizations and protocols related with the subject; and it compares the perspectives of expertises from different countries, namely Europe, North America, and Latin America. The majority of the authors found in this volume have quite a lot of experience with the subjects that they discuss. Finally, this book provides a bridge between forensic anthropology and forensic pathology, and brings practical advice from physical anthropology.
Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death presents both forensic anthropology and forensic pathology in their various and valuable contributions to contemporary society. Providing original, illustrated, and updated articles on the four parameters of the biological profile, this text encompasses the factors of individualization; the decay process of a body and the relevance of each step for forensic sciences; bone trauma; access to a number of international organizations; and protocols related with the subject, all with perspectives of expertise from different countries, namely Europe, North America, and Latin America.

Reviews

"... an important contribution to the rapidly growing literature in forensic anthopology ..." - International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

"...a detailed guide to the techniques involved in analyzing and interpreting skeletal remains in a medicolegal context."  -Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

    Ubelaker, Douglas H.

    Pages 3-12

  • Introduction to Forensic Medicine and Pathology

    Pinheiro, Jo&#00E3o

    Pages 13-37

  • Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology

    Cunha, Eugénia (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Biological vs Legal Age of Living Individuals

    Introna, Francesco (et al.)

    Pages 57-82

  • Decay Process of a Cadaver

    Pinheiro, Jo&#00E3o

    Pages 85-116

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59745-099-7
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-58829-824-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-61737-792-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forensic Anthropology and Medicine
Book Subtitle
Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death
Editors
  • Aurore Schmitt
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-099-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-099-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-824-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-792-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
480
Number of Illustrations
197 b/w illustrations
Topics