Forensic Recovery of Human Remains

Archaeological Approaches, Second Edition

Author: Tosha L. Dupras,John J. Schultz,Sandra M. Wheeler,Lana J Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439850313

Category: Law

Page: 398

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This reference, now in its second edition, is a comprehensive guide that focuses on the practical aspects of excavating and recovering human remains, as well as any associated evidence, from crime scenes. It highlights the protocols and techniques that are used to successfully survey, map, recover, document, collect, and transport evidence. New additions to the reference include discussion questions and suggested readings, updated mapping and measuring techniques, including a section on GIS and backpack differential GPS systems, expanded information on botany, DNA, and soil, and non-forensic burial contexts. Almost 200 illustrations are included to help clarify concepts.

Taphonomy of Human Remains

Forensic Analysis of the Dead and the Depositional Environment

Author: Eline M. J. Schotsmans,Nicholas Márquez-Grant,Shari L. Forbes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118953347

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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A truly interdisciplinary approach to this core subject within Forensic Science Combines essential theory with practical crime scene work Includes case studies Applicable to all time periods so has relevance for conventional archaeology, prehistory and anthropology Combines points of view from both established practitioners and young researchers to ensure relevance

Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations

Author: Anthony J. Bertino,Patricia Bertino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305464907

Category: Science

Page: 704

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With today's popular television programs about criminal justice and crime scene investigation and the surge of detective movies and books, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. Now you can guide that excitement into a profitable learning experience with the help of the innovative, new FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E. This dynamic, visually powerful text has been carefully crafted to ensure solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what you need for your high school course. Now an established best-seller, FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science in your course. Student materials combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the National Science Education Standards, clearly identified by icons. This book balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The book's exclusive Gale Forensic Science eCollectionTM database provides instant access to hundreds of journals and Internet resources that spark the interest of today's high school students. The new edition includes one new chapter on entomology and new capstone projects that integrate the concepts learned throughout the text. Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what you need to ensure that students receive a solid, integrated science education that keeps readers at all learning levels enthused about science. FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2E sets the standard in high school forensic science . . . case closed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forensic Archaeology

The Application of Comparative Excavation Methods and Recording Systems

Author: Laura Evis

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784914844

Category:

Page: 250

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Archaeological excavation has been widely used in the recovery of human remains and other evidence in the service of legal cases for many years. However, established approaches will in future be subject to closer scrutiny following the announcement by the Law Commission in 2011 that expert evidence will in future be subject to a new reliability-based admissibility test in criminal proceedings. This book evaluates current archaeological excavation methods and recording systems - focusing on those used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australasia, and North America - in relation to their use in providing forensic evidence, and their ability to satisfy the admissibility tests introduced by the Law Commission, and other internationally recognised bodies. In order to achieve this aim, two analyses were undertaken. First, attention was directed to understanding the origins, development, underpinning philosophies, and current use of archaeological excavation methods and recording systems in the regions selected for study. A total of 153 archaeological manuals/guidelines were examined from archaeological organisations operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This research indicated that the Stratigraphic Excavation method and Single Context Recording system, the Demirant Excavation method and Standard Context Recording system, the Quadrant Excavation method and Standard Context Recording system, and the Arbitrary Level Excavation method and Unit Level Recording system were the approaches most often used to excavate and record graves. Second, the four defined methodological approaches were assessed experimentally, using a grave simulation of known properties to test the excavation, recording, and interpretation of material evidence, the definition of stratigraphic contexts, and understanding of stratigraphic relationships. The grave simulation also provided opportunities to measure archaeologists' narratives of the grave formation process against the known properties of the grave simulation, and to assess whether archaeological experience had any impact on evidence recovery rates. Fifty repeat excavations were conducted. The results obtained from this experimental study show that the Quadrant Excavation method and Standard Context Recording system was the most consistent, efficient, and reliable archaeological approach to use to excavate and record clandestine burials and to formulate interpretation-based narratives of a grave's formation sequence. In terms of the impact that archaeological experience had on evidence recovery rates, archaeological experience was found to have little bearing upon the recovery of evidence from the grave simulation. It is suggested that forensic archaeologists use the Quadrant Excavation method and Standard Context Recording system to excavate and record clandestine burials. If this approach is unable to be used, the Demirant Excavation method and Standard Context Recording system, or the Stratigraphic Excavation method and Single Context Recording system should be used. Both of these aforementioned techniques proved to be productive in terms of material evidence recovery and the identification and definition of stratigraphic contexts. The Arbitrary Level Excavation method and Unit Level Recording system should not be used, as this method proved to have an extremely poor evidence recovery rate and destroyed the deposition sequence present within the simulated grave.

Forensic Anthropology

Contemporary Theory and Practice

Author: Debra A. Komar,Jane E. Buikstra

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195300291

Category: Science

Page: 362

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Despite a history of more than 30 years, forensic anthropology is, in many ways, still in its infancy. Its early practitioners were by necessity self-taught, and the field has developed in a largely reactionary, ad hoc manner. This text, designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic anthropology, provides information that reflects the current and future needs of this rapidly professionalizing field. It unites theoretical and methodological knowledge drawn from anthropology and the forensic sciences and offers thought-provoking case studies and discussion. Co-written by a foremost authority in the field of forensic anthropology and an anthropologist whose fieldwork for a medical examiner's office has included forensic identification in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Darfur, this volume is the first comprehensive forensic anthropology text; it examines medical, legal, ethical, and humanitarian issues associated with forensic anthropology, biohistory (the use ofmodern forensic methods in identifying remains of prominent historical figures), and current forensic methods.

Human Osteology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 455

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Human Osteology is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills. It will assist in accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. These remains can then be used to deduce information about the original lives of the deceased individuals. Human Osteology will be the essential text for courses on the human skeleton as well as a basic reference and field manual for professional osteologists and anatomists, forensic scientists, paleontologists and archaeologists. n Extensively illustrated with more than 500 exceptional photographs and drawings specifically designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information n All skeletal parts are shown life-size for ease of study and use n Emphasizes the correct and positive identification of human bones and teeth, which is fundamental in paleontology, archaeology, and forensic science n Presents and emphasizes the basics while also providing access to the whole range of modern science involving the skeleton n Based on fifteen years of teaching human osteology

Die Gräber

Srebrenica und Vukovar

Author: Eric Stover,Gilles Peress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931141752

Category:

Page: 334

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Practical Fire and Arson Investigation

Author: David R. Redsicker,John J. O'Connor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439831991

Category: Law

Page: 432

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Did you know. . . . . . that arson has been described as the fastest-growing crime in America? . . . that arson is the most expensive crime committed? . . . that over 8 billion dollars was estimated lost due to fires in 1994? . . . that an estimated 86,000 structure fires of incendiary or suspicious origin were reported in 1994? David Redsicker provides these statistics and much more, including practical methods, information, and advice for investigating these types of crimes, in Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition. Extensively rewritten second edition of this practical manual - More than 40% new material! Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition is a significantly revised, updated, and expanded new edition of this best-selling book in the Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series, edited by Vernon Geberth. As in the first edition, specific details on the basic principles are presented, and advanced applied techniques for conducting a thorough fire and arson investigation are detailed. New topics covered in the Second Edition include: Extensively rewritten chapters on determining origin and cause, eliminating accidental fire causes, investigating fatal fires and vehicular fires, and documenting the fire/crime scene Fire scene photography using "painting with light" Importance of evidence preservation and analysis in civil litigation of liability and product defects

Hard Evidence

Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology

Author: Dawnie Wolfe Steadman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131734796X

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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An essential supplement to a forensic anthropology text, this reader provides case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches and practical experiences in the field. The book provides both introductory and advanced students with a strong sense of the cases that forensic anthropologists become involved, along with their professional and ethical responsibilities, the scientific rigor required, and the multidisciplinary nature of the science. For courses in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science.

Mit Haut und Haar

Roman

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138272

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die Arbeit einer echten Anthropologin umgesetzt in hochspannende Fiktion Der Sommer ist brütend heiß in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gerade will Tempe Brennan vor der Hitze in den wohlverdienten Urlaub fliehen, als auf einer verlassenen Farm Überreste von brutal abgeschlachteten Schwarzbären gefunden werden. Doch das ist noch nicht alles. Zwischen den skelettierten Pranken stößt Tempe auf menschliche Knochen und damit auf die Spur von Schmugglern, die mit dem Töten von Wildtieren blutiges Geld verdienen. Wer ihnen zu nahe kommt, muss um sein Leben fürchten. Tempe ermittelt.

The Environmental Archaeology of Industry

Author: Peter Murphy,Patricia E. J. Wiltshire

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842170847

Category: History

Page: 170

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The environmental impact of industry is often profound and far-reaching, and has long been present in the cultural landscape, but research into the nature and relative importance of industrial activity has been somewhat neglected by environmental archaeologists. This volume presents eighteen papers deriving from a conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology; they aim to bridge the gap between environmental and industrial archaeology. The papers address several major issues including: the effects of mining and smelting on sedimentation and vegetation in river catchments, the environmental impact of industries which are based on high-temperature processes and require reliable sources of fuel, such as metallurgy, pottery, glass and lime-making; the environmental impact of industrial processes based on biological raw materials, such as horn, bone, hides and shell; and the effects of industry on human health. Contents: Setting the Scene ( F Chambers ); Reconstructing the environmental impact of past metallurgical activities ( P D Marshall ); An environmental approach to the archaeology of tin mining on Dartmoor ( V Thorndycraft, D Pirriet and A G Brown ); Wood-based industrial fuels and their environmental impact in lowland Britain ( R Gale ); The iron production industry and its extensive demand upon woodland resources: A case study from Creeton Quarry, Lincolnshire ( J Cowgill ); Tanning and horn-working at late- and post- mediaeval Bruges ( A Ervynck, B Hillewaert, A Maes and M van Strydonck ); Tawyers, tanners, horn trade and the mystery of the missing goat ( U Albarella ); Choice and use of shells for artefacts at Roman sites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt ( S Hamilton-Dyer ); Industrial activities - some suggested microstratigraphic signatures ( R Macphail ); Deriving information efficiently from surveys of artefact distribution ( R S Shiel and S B Mohamed ); Can we identify biological indicator groups for craft, industry and other activities? ( A Hall and H Kenward ); Archaeological arthropod faunas as indicators of past industrial activitie( J Schelvis ); Charred mollusc shells as indicators of industrial activities ( P Murphy ); Saxon flax retting in river channels and the apparent lack of water pollution ( M Robinson ); The rise and fall of Rickets in England ( S A Mays ); A comparison of health in past rural, urban and industrial England ( M Lewis ); Determining occupation from skeletal remains - is it possible? ( T Waldron and W Birch ); The disposal and decomposition of human and animal remains( D W Hopkins and P E J Wiltshire ).

Human Paleopathology and Related Subjects

An International Bibliography

Author: Daniel V. Elerick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human remains (Archaeology)

Page: 716

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Consists of 6 computer disks with citations in alphabetical order, lists of journals, and sources. Each citation includes author, year, title (publisher and place if book), journal, volume/pages, key words, and source of the citation.

Lasst Knochen sprechen

Roman

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138264

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Die erfolgreichste Forensikerin der Welt Ein ermordetes Mädchen, die Überreste zweier Motorradfahrer und der ausgegrabene Schädel einer jungen Frau – damit hat die forensische Anthropologin Tempe Brennan im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes alle Hände voll zu tun. Doch als sie einen brisanten Zusammenhang zwischen den Toten und zwei verfeindeten Motorrad-Banden erahnt, gerät nicht nur Tempe in Lebensgefahr. Leider entwickelt auch ihr Neffe Kit ein verhängnisvolles Faible für Motorräder ...