Forensic Archaeology

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Kimberlee Sue Moran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 928

This book presents the multidisciplinary field of forensic archaeology as complementary but distinct from forensic anthropology. By looking beyond basic excavation methods and skeletal analyses, this book presents the theoretical foundations of forensic archaeology, novel contexts and applications, and demonstrative case studies from practitioners active in the field. Many of the chapters present new approaches and methods not previously covered in other forensic archaeology books, some of which may be of direct use to those conducting criminal investigations.

Forensic Archaeology

Advances in Theory and Practice

Author: John Hunter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 233

View: 386

This updated edition of a textbook universally hailed as an indispensable guide, is a complete introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology. Incorporating new advances in the field, new case studies, and charting the growth and development of the subject, Forensic Archaeology examines the four main fields of recovery, search, skeletal analysis and analytical science, and how the concepts and methods of traditional archaeology can by utilized within criminal investigations. The authors provide in-depth chapters that discuss: search and location the various constraints and issues posed by an increasingly complex legal environment the archaeology of individual and mass graves how the subject has evolved to include international investigations of human rights links with forensic anthropology forensic geophysical survey. This is an invaluable resource that will provide students, researchers, academics and the general reader alike with a fascinating introduction to this complex and crucial subject.

Forensic Archaeology

A Global Perspective

Author: W. J. Mike Groen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 616

View: 428

Forensic archaeology is mostly defined as the use ofarchaeological methods and principles within a legal context.However, such a definition only covers one aspect of forensicarchaeology and misses the full potential this discipline has tooffer. This volume is unique in that it contains 57 chapters fromexperienced forensic archaeological practitioners working indifferent countries, intergovernmental organisations orNGO’s. It shows that the practice of forensic archaeologyvaries worldwide as a result of diverse historical, educational,legal and judicial backgrounds. The chapters in this volume will bean invaluable reference to (forensic) archaeologists, forensicanthropologists, humanitarian and human rights workers, forensicscientists, police officers, professionals working in criminaljustice systems and all other individuals who are interested in thepotential forensic archaeology has to offer at scenes of crime orplaces of incident. This volume promotes the development offorensic archaeology worldwide. In addition, it proposes aninterpretative framework that is grounded in archaeological theoryand methodology, integrating affiliated behavioural and forensicsciences.

Studies in Crime

An Introduction to Forensic Archaeology

Author: John Hunter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 883

The scope of this book is wide-ranging and includes methods of searching for and locating buried remains, their practical recovery, the decay of human and associated death scene materials, the analysis and identification.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Forensic Archaeology

Topics discussed during the European Meetings on Forensic Archaeology (EMFA)

Author: Pier Matteo Barone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 279

View: 814

This book will present the most advanced research on forensic archaeology presented during the annual European meetings in the last 3 years. Thanks to the broad nature of the chapters presented, this book will show not only different approaches and different crime scenes around Europe, but also how every single European law enforcement has faced forensic investigations. This book shows forensic archaeology as practiced in this legal context, emerging and solidifying in many European countries, differing in some respects because of differences in legal systems but ultimately sharing common grounds. Differently from similar books, this will be not only a collection of research and case studies in which forensic practitioners demonstrate the extent and complexity of the various aspects of forensic archaeology, but also it will show the necessity of co-operation as a condition for any work in forensic archaeology among scientists of different disciplines and law enforcers.

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Joshua Blau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 859

Over the last 10 years interest in the disciplines of forensic anthropology and archaeology has exploded. In order to provide archaeologists and their students with a reliable understanding of these disciplines, this authoritative volume draws contributions from fifty experienced practitioners from around the world to offer a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. Over 40 chapters weave together historical development, current field methods in analyzing crime, natural disasters and human atrocities, an array of laboratory techniques, key case studies, legal, professional, and ethical issues, and promising future directions, all from a global perspective. This volume will be the benchmark for the understanding of anthropological and archaeological forensics for years to come.

Forensic Archaeology

A Global Perspective

Author: W. J. Mike Groen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 616

View: 324

Forensic archaeology is mostly defined as the use ofarchaeological methods and principles within a legal context.However, such a definition only covers one aspect of forensicarchaeology and misses the full potential this discipline has tooffer. This volume is unique in that it contains 57 chapters fromexperienced forensic archaeological practitioners working indifferent countries, intergovernmental organisations orNGO’s. It shows that the practice of forensic archaeologyvaries worldwide as a result of diverse historical, educational,legal and judicial backgrounds. The chapters in this volume will bean invaluable reference to (forensic) archaeologists, forensicanthropologists, humanitarian and human rights workers, forensicscientists, police officers, professionals working in criminaljustice systems and all other individuals who are interested in thepotential forensic archaeology has to offer at scenes of crime orplaces of incident. This volume promotes the development offorensic archaeology worldwide. In addition, it proposes aninterpretative framework that is grounded in archaeological theoryand methodology, integrating affiliated behavioural and forensicsciences.

Forensic Archaeology and Human Rights Violations

Author: Roxana Ferllini

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN:

Category: Crime scenes

Page: 320

View: 962

Forensic archaeology has become a paramount tool with regard to the investigation of human rights abuses in recent times, by utilizing field techniques that provide a scientific means of searching, locating and recovering the victims of human rights abuses. By applying such techniques, human remains may be positively identified, thereby assisting survivors who are then able to lay their dead to rest and begin a process of closure after such tragic events have occurred. Additionally, the circumstances of the victim's demise will be accurately recorded, and in course this information will be duly presented in scientific terms to legal enforcing bodies, such as international criminal tribunals and domestic criminal courts. This book is unique in that it offers the reader a variety of topics and perspectives within one volume from contributors from across the globe, coming from a variety of diverse disciplines and experiences covering a broad spectrum that encompasses human rights investigations. It will also serve as a reference source for governmental agencies that are involved in conducting human rights investigations at various levels, including the provision of effective military assistance to those working in the field. Non-governmental organizations involved in human rights investigations will also find it to be an excellent reference that may be utilized in order for them to more effectively provide assistance in the areas of psychological, social, health, and humanitarian assistance in zones where civilians have been killed on a large scale. The book will be of interest to professionals in the fields of forensic pathology, international law, sociology, cultural anthropology, political science and biological sciences.

Manual for Forensic Archaeology

Search Record Recover

Author: Louise Steding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 150

View: 944

This manual has emerged from a series of lectures, practicals and discussions presented to students in forensic science and criminology at Swinburne University (SOL), the University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury), and the National Centre for Forensic Studies (Canberra Institute of Technology). It focuses on the role of archaeology as a specialist field in police and forensic investigations. The application of underlying archaeological theory, Laws and practices have been tried and tested and have either withstood or developed from the scrutiny of peers. It is the nature of archaeology to examine the distant past that inspires a focus here on the potential to contribute to resolving older unsolved cases, particularly those of missing persons and homicides. Accordingly, this work incorporates and adapts traditional archaeological methods of site identification, survey, recording, excavation techniques and osteo-archaeology into the broad field of forensics. It is hoped that this focus on search, recording, recovery, skeletal remains, associated artefacts (exhibits), deposits, altered landscapes and data interpretation will be useful to police work. As a guide for reference, it is intended to assist police in locating a deceased individual, maximizing information recovery, minimizing disturbance of the site or damage to skeletal remains or other evidence and to maintain the chain of custody from initial discovery to the courtroom. It is also important that the methods presented are effective for use by both forensic archaeologists and physical anthropologists - for the ability to effectively analyse is largely determined by the appropriateness of the methods used for recovery. Please note that no skeletal remains in this book are from Aboriginal people nor are they recent in nature. Photographs of human bone in this book date from the 17th Century to 5500 years ago, are European in geographic origin and originate from the author's own work.

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Soren Blau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 513

With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline’s historical development; current field methods for analyzing crime, natural disasters, and human atrocities; an array of laboratory techniques; key case studies involving legal, professional, and ethical issues; and ideas about the future of forensic work--all from a global perspective. This fully revised second edition expands the geographic representation of the first edition by including chapters from practitioners in South Africa and Colombia, and adds exciting new chapters on the International Commission on Missing Persons and on forensic work being done to identify victims of the Battle of Fromelles during World War I. The Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology provides an updated perspective of the disciplines of forensic archaeology and anthropology.