An accessible, essential introduction to forensicodontology. Written by a team of well-established, active practitioners in thefield, Forensic Odontology is invaluable for thoseneeding an introduction to the subject for the general dentalpractitioner who has an interest in forensic dentistry and iscontemplating practicing in the field. It will also be useful as areference during practice. After a brief introduction the book covers dental anatomy anddevelopment, expert witness skills, mortuary practice, dental humanidentification, disaster victim identification, dental ageassessment, bite marks, forensic photography and the role of theforensic odontologist in protection of the vulnerable person.Chapters outline accepted and recommended practices and refer toparticular methodologies, presenting different schools of thoughtobjectively.
by Alan M. Langford, John R. Dean, David Holmes, Rob Reed, Jonathan Weyers and Allan Jones
Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology
This book is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management in oral medicine and pathology, with each chapter covering a different condition. Presented in an easy to read format, each topic begins with an outline of the disease, classification and a review of the etiology and clinical features, radiological and histological features, investigation methods and management. The pathology sections provide detailed explanations of pathogenesis, supported by numerous illustrations and photomicrographs. Emphasis is placed on developing clinical diagnostic skills, the role of haematological and immunological tests, biopsy and histopathology, imaging and other investigative techniques. ‘Key features’ boxes are included for every topic, as well as self assessment questions and suggestions for further reading. Key points Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management in oral medicine and pathology Emphasis placed on diagnostic skills and investigative techniques Self assessment questions and ‘key features’ boxes included for each topic More than 1300 photographs, diagrams, graphs and tables
A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.
Law by National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Technical Working Group for Mass Fatality Forensic Identification
Author: National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Technical Working Group for Mass Fatality Forensic Identification
In a mass fatality incident, correct victim identification is essential to satisfying humanitarian considerations, meet civil and criminal investigative needs, and identify victim perpetrators. This report provides medical examiners/coroners with guidelines for preparing the portion of the disaster plan concerned with victim identification and summarizes the victim identification process for other first responders. It discusses the integration of the medical examiner/coroner into the initial response process, and presents the roles of various forensic disciplines (including forensic anthropology, radiology, odontology, fingerprinting, and DNA analysis) in victim identification. This guide represents the experience of dozens of Federal, State and private forensic experts who took part in the Technical Working Group for Mass Fatality Forensic Identification.