Forensic Cremation Recovery and Analysis Hardback
The determination of identity and the evaluation of trauma require special consideration when a body suffers extreme levels of damage sustained in a fire.
Beginning with the search and recovery of the cremated remains (cremains) and the interpretation of the fire scene, the challenges and practicalities of recovering and analyzing burned remains demand a unique set of skills and expertise.
This book provides a synopsis of these challenges and delineates, step-by-step, the recovery and interpretation of cremains from the point of discovery to the end of the analysis. Presenting current research in forensic anthropology in a condensed, useable format, Forensic Cremation: Recovery and Analysis begins with an evaluation of the reasonable expectations for analyzing cremains in a forensic setting.
It summarizes the contexts and challenges that face the professional and introduces a wide range of preservation encountered in a variety of fire contexts. The book discusses the capacity and mechanisms of fire to alter the chemical and physical properties of materials, particularly those of human tissues.
It emphasizes a flexible approach to the collection of cremains, taking into consideration the intermixing of the human tissue with the surrounding materials.
A significant portion of the book examines the effects of fire on bone and the ability to determine trauma as peri- or post-mortem.
It evaluates the practical use of dental tissue and DNA for identification and as an aid to the investigation. Providing crucial information on the handling of cremated remains in a forensic context, Forensic Cremation: Recovery and Analysis presents a methodical approach designed to maximize the potential of the evidence.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, 35 Tables, black and white; 63 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 18/10/2007
- Category: Epidemiology & medical statistics
- ISBN: 9780849391897