A Crime Solving Toolkit: Forensics in the Caribbean

A Crime Solving Toolkit: Forensics in the Caribbean

By: Basil A. Reid (editor), Winskog Winskog (contributor), Trevor Modeste (contributor), Basil A. Reid (contributor), Steele Steele (contributor), Parris Lyew-Ayee (contributor), Nazir Alladin (contributor), Sheau-Dong Lang (contributor), Cheryl A. Corbin (contributor), Jerry Melbye (foreword_author)Paperback

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Unacceptably high murder and crime rates in the Caribbean have captured the attention of the world and Caribbean policymakers, and forensics provides a key tool in prosecuting criminals and reducing crime. Although forensic sciences have been judiciously applied in the Caribbean for decades, the vast majority of forensic publications have focused on North American and Europe. This volume embraces diverse perspectives on forensics within the Caribbean by focusing on disaster victim identification protocols, forensic anthropology, computer forensics, geospatial technologies, shoe-print identification, suicide hangings and forensics linguistics. Desperately needed, this volume provides prescriptive formulas to mitigate the rising crime in the region and is of particular interest to policymakers, lawyers, police officers, anthropologists, computer specialists and interested members of the public.

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Basil A. Reid is Lecturer in Archaeology, Department of History, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, where his major research interests are the pre-Colombian history of the Caribbean, archaeology and geoinformatics, and forensics in the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in Journal of Caribbean History, Caribbean Quarterly and Caribbean Geography, and he is the volume editor of Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean and the author of Myths and Realities of Caribbean History.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9789766402204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9789766402204
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 9766402205

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