Estimation of the Time Since Death

Estimation of the Time Since Death
Author: Burkhard Madea
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 1444181777
ISBN 13: 9781444181777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estimation of the Time Since Death Book Review:

Estimation of the Time Since Death remains the foremost authoritative book on scientifically calculating the estimated time of death postmortem. Building on the success of previous editions which covered the early postmortem period, this new edition also covers the later postmortem period including putrefactive changes, entomology, and postmortem r

Estimation of the Time since Death

Estimation of the Time since Death
Author: Jarvis Hayman,Marc Oxenham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN 10: 0128163682
ISBN 13: 9780128163689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estimation of the Time since Death Book Review:

Estimation of the Time Since Death is a current comprehensive work on the methods and research advances into the time since death and human decomposition. This work provides practitioners a starting point for research and practice to assist with the identification and analysis of human remains. It contains a collection of the latest scientific research, various estimation methods, and includes case studies, to highlight methodological application to real cases. This reference first provides an introduction, including the early postmortem period, biochemical methods, and the value of entomology in estimating the time since death, along with other factors affecting the decomposition process. Further coverage explores importance of microbial communities in estimating time since death. Separate chapters on aquatic environments, carbon 14 dating and amino acid racemization, and total body scoring will round out the reference. The final chapter ties together the various themes in the context of the longest running human decomposition facility in the world and outlines future research directions. Provides the first comprehensive reference to bring together all aspects of knowledge relating to the estimation of the post-mortem interval in decomposed human bodies Contains real case studies that underscore key estimation concepts Demonstrates the changing role of technology and advances in the estimation of time since death

Human Body Decomposition

Human Body Decomposition
Author: Jarvis Hayman,Marc Oxenham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN 10: 012803713X
ISBN 13: 9780128037133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Body Decomposition Book Review:

The fate of the human body after death is a subject that has fascinated enquirers, both in the scientific and legal realms for millennia. However, objective research into the causes and nature of human decomposition has only taken place in the last two centuries, and quantitative measurement of the process as a means of estimating the time of death has only recently been attempted. The substantial literature concerning this research has been published in numerous scientific journals since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Human Body Decomposition expands on the current literature to include the evolving research on estimating the time of death. This volume details the process of decomposition to include early period after death when the body cools to ambient temperature, and when the body begins to putrefy. This process is significant because the estimation of the time of death becomes increasingly more difficult when the body begins to putrefy. Human Body Decomposition compiles a chronological account of research into the estimation of the time since death in human bodies found decomposed in order that researchers in the subject field can concentrate their thoughts and build on what has been achieved in the past. Provides concise details of research, over the last 200 years, of estimating the time of death in decomposed bodies. Covers methods of research into human decomposition in the stages of body cooling to ambient temperature and the later stages of autolysis, putrefaction and skeletonisation. Includes a detailed account of recent research and future concepts. Concludes with an account of the difficulties which future research into human decomposition will encounter.

The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period

The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period
Author: Claus Henssge,Bernard Knight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780340573198
ISBN 13: 0340573198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period Book Review:

This is the first book in the English language entirely devoted to the scientific estimation of the time since death. This topic is of intense interest to forensic pathologists and many others involved in medicolegal work. The book covers all methods of death-time estimation with a detailed coverage of their scientific basis and extensive bibliographies. There are also summaries emphasising practical aspects of death-time estimation for the busy pathologist.

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology
Author: Natalie R. Langley,MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN 10: 131530001X
ISBN 13: 9781315300016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Anthropology Book Review:

This robust, dynamic, and international field has grown to include interdisciplinary research, continually improving methodology, and globalization of training. Reflecting the diverse nature of the science from experts who have shaped it, Forensic Anthropology: A Comprehensive Introduction Second Edition builds off of the success of the first edition and incorporates standard practices in addition to cutting-edge approaches in a user-friendly format, making it an ideal introductory-level text.

Forensic Ecogenomics

Forensic Ecogenomics
Author: T. Komang Ralebitso-Senior
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-02-10
ISBN 10: 0128096098
ISBN 13: 9780128096093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Ecogenomics Book Review:

Forensic Ecogenomics: The Application of Microbial Ecology Analyses in Forensic Contexts provides intelligence on important topics, including environmental sample provenance, how to indicate the body decomposition timeline to support postmortem interval (PMI) and postmortem submersion interval (PMSI) estimates, and how to enhance identification of clandestine and transit grave locations. A diverse group of international experts have come together to present a clear perspective of forensic ecogenomics that encapsulates cutting-edge, topical and relevant cross-disciplinary approaches vital to the field. Considers the effects of decomposition on bacterial, fungal and mesofaunal populations in pristine ecosystems Examines the role of the microbiome, necrobiome and thanatomicrobiome in postmortem interval estimations Focuses on the application of different analytical techniques across forensics to enhance/expand the crime scene investigation toolkit Written by a wide range of international experts in their respective fields

Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Handbook of Forensic Medicine
Author: Burkhard Madea
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1118570626
ISBN 13: 9781118570623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Forensic Medicine Book Review:

Forensic Medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact. This book covers diverse aspects of forensic medicine including forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all these subdisciplines is necessary in order to solve routine as well as more unusual cases. Taking a comprehensive approach the book m.oves beyond a focus on forensic pathology to include clinical forensic medicine and forensic toxicology. All aspects of forensic medicine are covered to meet the specialist needs of daily casework. Aspects of routine analysis and quality control are addressed in each chapter. The book provides coverage of the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology and immunohistochemistry. A must-have reference for every specialist in the field this book is set to become the bench-mark for the international forensic medical community.

Age Estimation

Age Estimation
Author: Joe Adserias-Garriga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN 10: 0128144920
ISBN 13: 9780128144923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age Estimation Book Review:

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. Presents a concentration of all techniques and methods involving age estimation in a single volume Provides a multidisciplinary approach that lends itself to researchers, practitioners and students from a variety of different fields Includes contributions by world renowned forensic specialists

Veterinary Forensic Pathology Volume 1

Veterinary Forensic Pathology  Volume 1
Author: Jason W. Brooks
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2018-02-07
ISBN 10: 3319671723
ISBN 13: 9783319671727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veterinary Forensic Pathology Volume 1 Book Review:

This richly illustrated two-volume book offers a comprehensive and essential reference guide for veterinary pathologists and clinical veterinarians interested in performing animal necropsies for forensic casework. It presents a broad range of animal crime cases, with particular focus on the post mortem examination and the observed pathology. This first volume introduces readers to veterinary forensics and the role of the veterinary pathologist in animal crime investigations. It guides them through the process of evidence collection and documentation, and covers the fundamentals of forensic necropsy and the estimation of time since death. In-depth descriptions of how to conduct the forensic evaluation of various traumatic injuries, firearm injuries, and asphyxia are also provided.

Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time of Death

Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time of Death
Author: Hemamal Jayawardena
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798510975604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time of Death Book Review:

The precursor of this series is 'Forensic Medicine and Medical Law', a book published by the author in an Asian country in 1995. This book is currently being updated for the global audience. It is expected to be available as a standard textbook by next year. Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time of Death is the first in a series of booklets covering topics in forensic medicine. As the first in the series, the book starts with the definition and scope of forensic medicine and then goes on to cover in detail subjects, including matters related to somatic death, molecular death and brain death, and points out the dilemmas that the medical community still has to face as a result of for example, the fact that a brain dead body heals its wounds and could deliver its conceptus. Other topics include, immediate, early, late, and late infrequent changes after death, the medico-legal significance of these changes, including their use in estimating the time of death. References are mate to journal articles to provide evidence to some of the recent developments in forensic medicine. As with all books by Hemamal Jayawardena on Forensic Medicine, the book is dedicated to persons whose suffering and deaths fertilized the subject of Forensic Medicine, for without the knowledge and experience gained from their autopsies and clinical examination of their injured bodies, the study of the subject would be meaningless.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author: Jane Jacobs
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 052543285X
ISBN 13: 9780525432852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book Review:

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Black Book of Communism

The Black Book of Communism
Author: G. Peter Albert,Stéphane Courtois,Nicolas Werth,Andrzej Paczkowski,Jean-Louis Panne,Karel Bartosek,Jean-Louis Margolin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 858
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780674076082
ISBN 13: 0674076087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Book of Communism Book Review:

Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.

Biological Distance Analysis

Biological Distance Analysis
Author: Marin A. Pilloud,Joseph T. Hefner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10: 0128019719
ISBN 13: 9780128019719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Distance Analysis Book Review:

Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives synthesizes research within the realm of biological distance analysis, highlighting current work within the field and discussing future directions. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section clearly outlines datasets and methods within biological distance analysis, beginning with a brief history of the field and how it has progressed to its current state. The second section focuses on approaches using the individual within a forensic context, including ancestry estimation and case studies. The final section concentrates on population-based bioarchaeological approaches, providing key techniques and examples from archaeological samples. The volume also includes an appendix with additional resources available to those interested in biological distance analyses. Defines datasets and how they are used within biodistance analysis Applies methodology to individual and population studies Bridges the sub-fields of forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology Highlights current research and future directions of biological distance analysis Identifies statistical programs and datasets for use in biodistance analysis Contains cases studies and thorough index for those interested in biological distance analyses

The Sea

The Sea
Author: John Banville
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 030742930X
ISBN 13: 9780307429308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea Book Review:

*Winner of the Man Booker Prize* A luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory. In this “extraordinary meditation on mortality, grief, death, childhood and memory" (USA Today), John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel — among the finest we have had from this masterful writer.

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions
Author: Jarvis Hayman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN 10: 0128245611
ISBN 13: 9780128245613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions Book Review:

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions collates data about decomposed bodies found in the eastern states of Australia from the years 2000 to 2010. The book takes into account that over 70% of decomposed bodies were found within 14 days. From standard autopsy reports, a quantitative method of assessing the degree of decomposition in four specific body organs and the total appearance of the body was collated into a total body score (tbs). The mathematical models on how to estimate time since death in the eastern states of Australia are covered in this valuable resource. Explores national statistical data concerning decomposed human bodies Presents Total Body Score (TBS) from standardized autopsy reports Includes research to prove the efficacy of a TBS from actual autopsies and actively decomposing bodies at a forensic research facility Presents a compilation of mathematical models to estimate the time since death in human bodies found decomposed indoors in the eastern states and the Northern Territory of Australia

A Book of Emblems

A Book of Emblems
Author: Andrea Alciati
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN 10: 0786418079
ISBN 13: 9780786418077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Emblems Book Review:

Andrea Alciati's Emblematum Liber was an essential work for every writer, artist and scholar in post-medieval Europe. First published in 1531, this illustrated book was a collection of emblems, each consisting of a motto or proverb, a typically enigmatic illustration, and a short explanation. Most of the emblems had symbolic and moral applications. Scholars depended on Alciati's book to interpret contemporary art and literature, while writers and artists turned to it to invest their work with an understood didactic sense. This new edition of the Emblematum Liber includes the original Latin texts, highly readable English translations, and the illustrations belonging to each of the 212 emblems. The editor's introduction explains both the importance and the cultural contexts of Alciati's book, as well as its innumerable artistic applications. For instance, close study of the emblems reveals--to cite only two examples--why statues of lions are traditionally placed before government buildings, and what underlying political message was conveyed by innumerable equestrian portraits during the Baroque era. The collection includes as an appendix the formerly suppressed emblem, "Adversus Naturam Peccantes," accompanied by a translation of the learned commentary applied to it by Johann Thuilius in 1612. An extensive bibliography points the student to scholarly research specifically dealing with artistic applications of Alciati's emblems. Altogether, this new edition of Alciati's seminal work is an essential tool for modern students of the liberal arts.

What Every Person Should Know About War

What Every Person Should Know About War
Author: Chris Hedges
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 1416583149
ISBN 13: 9781416583141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Person Should Know About War Book Review:

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.

Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathology
Author: Max M. Houck
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN 10: 0128025018
ISBN 13: 9780128025017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Pathology Book Review:

Forensic Pathology, the latest volume in the Advanced Forensic Science series that grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching forensic pathology, and is an excellent reference for forensic pathologists’ libraries or for use in their casework. Coverage includes postmortem interval, autopsy, trauma, causes of death, identification, and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this series provides a long overdue solution for the forensic science community. Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of forensic pathology Contains sections on postmortem interval, autopsy, trauma, causes of death, and identification Includes a section on professional issues, such as crime scene to court, expert witness testimony, health and safety, deaths in custody, and suicide Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions, and additional reading suggestions

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3120
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0128000554
ISBN 13: 9780128000557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays. Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading. Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading

Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology

Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology
Author: Jens Amendt,M.Lee Goff,Carlo P. Campobasso,Martin Grassberger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2010-01-06
ISBN 10: 1402096844
ISBN 13: 9781402096846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology Book Review:

Forensic Entomology deals with the use of insects and other arthropods in medico legal investigations. We are sure that many people know this or a similar definition, maybe even already read a scientific or popular book dealing with this topic. So, do we really need another book on Forensic Entomology? The answer is 13, 29, 31, 38, and 61. These are not some golden bingo numbers, but an excerpt of the increasing amount of annual publications in the current decade dealing with Forensic Entomology. Comparing them with 89 articles which were published d- ing the 1990s it illustrates the growing interest in this very special intersection of Forensic Science and Entomology and clearly underlines the statement: Yes, we need this book because Forensic Entomology is on the move with so many new things happening every year. One of the most attractive features of Forensic Entomology is that it is multid- ciplinary. There is almost no branch in natural science which cannot find its field of activity here. The chapters included in this book highlight this variety of researches and would like to give the impetus for future work, improving the dev- opment of Forensic Entomology, which is clearly needed by the scientific com- nity. On its way to the courtrooms of the world this discipline needs a sound and serious scientific background to receive the acceptance it deserves.