Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions

Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions

By: Douglas H. Ubelaker (author)Hardback

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Co-published with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Forensic Science presents comprehensive international discussion of key issues and future directions within the forensic sciences. Written by accomplished and respected specialists in approximately eleven distinct areas of the forensic sciences, the volume will examine central issues within each discipline, provide perspective on current debate and explore current and proposed research initiatives. It will also provide the forensically involved international community with current in-depth perspective on the key issues in the contemporary practice of the forensic sciences.

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About Author

Douglas H. Ubelaker Former President, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Colorado Springs, USA Senior Scientist, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA

Contents

List of contributors vii Acknowledgements xix 1 Introduction 1 Douglas H. Ubelaker 2 General forensics no one else starts until we finish 6 Julie Howe, Janet Barber Duval, Claire Shepard and Robert Gaffney 3 Criminalistics: the bedrock of forensic science 29 Susan Ballou, Max Houck, Jay A. Siegel, Cecelia A. Crouse, John J. Lentini and Skip Palenik 4 Forensic pathology the roles of molecular diagnostics and radiology at autopsy 102 James R. Gill, Yingying Tang, Gregory G. Davis, H. Theodore Harcke and Edward L. Mazuchowski 5 The places we will go: paths forward in forensic anthropology 131 Dawnie Wolfe Steadman 6 Forensic toxicology: scope, challenges, future directions and needs 160 Barry K. Logan and Jeri D. Ropero-Miller 7 Odontology dentistry s contribution to truth and justice 179 Iain A. Pretty, Robert Barsley, C. Michael Bowers, Mary Bush, Peter Bush, John Clement, Robert Dorion, Adam Freeman, Jim Lewis, David Senn and Frank Wright 8 Forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology 211 Stephen B. Billick and Daniel A. Martell 9 Forensic document examination 224 William M. Riordan, Judith A. Gustafson, Mary P. Fitzgerald and Jane A. Lewis 10 Digital evolution: history, challenges and future directions for the digital and multimedia sciences section 252 David W. Baker, Samuel I. Brothers, Zeno J. Geradts, Douglas S. Lacey, Kara L. Nance, Daniel J. Ryan, John E. Sammons and Peter Stephenson 11 Global thinking and methodologies in evidence-based forensic engineering science 292 Laura L. Liptai, Adam Aleksander, Scott Grainger, Sarah Hainsworth, Ryan Loomba and Jan Unarski 12 Jurisprudence 310 ARW Forrest and RT Kennedy 13 Global forensic science and the search for the dead and missing from armed conflict: the perspective of the International Committee of the Red Cross 337 Morris Tidball-Binz 14 Forensic systems and forensic research: an international perspective 366 DN Vieira 15 Summary and conclusions 374 Douglas H. Ubelaker Index 399

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781119941231
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 422
  • ID: 9781119941231
  • weight: 786
  • ISBN10: 1119941237

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