Forensic Anthropology and Medicine

Complementary Sciences From Recovery to Cause of Death

  • Aurore Schmitt
  • Eugénia Cunha
  • João Pinheiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Two Sciences, One Objective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Douglas H. Ubelaker
      Pages 3-12
    3. Jo&#00E3o Pinheiro
      Pages 13-37
    4. Eugénia Cunha, Cristina Cattaneo
      Pages 39-53
  3. Aging Living Young Individuals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Francesco Introna, Carlo P. Campobasso
      Pages 57-82
  4. Pathophysiology of Death and Forensic Investigation: From Recovery to Cause of Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jo&#00E3o Pinheiro
      Pages 85-116
    3. Jo&#00E3o Pinheiro, Eugénia Cunha
      Pages 159-195
  5. Biological Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Jaroslav Bruzek, Pascal Murail
      Pages 225-242
    3. Mary E. Lewis, Ambika Flavel
      Pages 243-257
    4. Eric Baccino, Aurore Schmitt
      Pages 259-280
    5. John Albanese, Shelley R. Saunders
      Pages 281-316
    6. Lyle W. Konigsberg, Ann H. Ross, William L. Jungers
      Pages 317-331
    7. Cristina Cattaneo, Danilo De Angelis, Davide Porta, Marco Grandi
      Pages 359-379

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

anthropology forensic medicine forensic pathology identification pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Aurore Schmitt
    • 1
  • Eugénia Cunha
    • 2
  • João Pinheiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Populations du PasséUniversité Bordeaux 1TalenceFrance
  2. 2.Departamento de AntropologiaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Serviço Tanatologia ForenseInstituto Nacional de Medicina LegalCoimbraPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-099-7
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-824-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-099-7
  • About this book