Age Estimation: A Multidisciplinary Approach is the only reference in the field covering all techniques and methods involving age estimation from different perspectives in just one volume. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of age estimation: aging the living and the dead, human rights, and skeletal, dental, histological and biochemical techniques and methods available. Each chapter is written by internationally known expert contributors.
Age Estimation: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a one of a kind resource for those involved in estimating the age of the living and the dead.
Dr. Adserias-Garriga is a Forensic Anthropologist, Forensic Odontologist and Oral Surgeon from Spain, where she directed and lectured in different postgraduate programs in Forensic Science. She is an external advisor to Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalonian Police), who honored her contribution in forensic casework. Dr. Adserias-Garriga is currently working as Forensic Anthropologist at Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University. She has conducted research collaborations in the U.S. with the Smithsonian Institution, University of Tennessee, Mercyhurst University, and other academic institutions in Europe as well. She is also an ABFO Diplomate, and co-founder of the International Group of Forensic Odontology for Human Rights. She is Member of the INTERPOL DVI Odontology SubWorking Group and the INTERPOL DVI Pathology-Anthropology SubWorking Group.
1. Introduction to Age Estimation 2. Legal background of age estimation for the dead and the living Section 1: ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH OF AGE ESTIMATION 3. Estimation of Age of the Living and the Dead: The Evolution of Methodology 4. Skeletal age estimation in fetal, infant, children and subadults 5. Skeletal age estimation in adults Section 2: ODONTOLOGICAL APPROACH OF AGE ESTIMATION 6. Dental Estimation of Age of the Living and the Dead: state of art 7. Dental Age Estimation in fetal and children 8. Dental Age Estimation in subadults 9. Dental Age Estimation in adults Section 3: HISTOLOGICAL APPROACH OF AGE ESTIMATION 10. Bone histology for age-at-death estimation 11. Neonatal line as evidence of live birth 12. Tooth cementum annulations Section 4: BIOCHEMICAL APPROACH OF AGE ESTIMATION 13. The Evolution of Methodology in Biochemical Age estimation 14. Age Estimation Based on Chemical Approaches 15. Age estimation based on Molecular Biology Approaches