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All That Remains - A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes (Paperback): Sue Black All That Remains - A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes (Paperback)
Sue Black
R397 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Merrill Rotter, Heather Cucolo, Jeremy Colley Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Merrill Rotter, Heather Cucolo, Jeremy Colley
R1,152 Discovery Miles 11 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Forensic psychiatry (the interface of psychiatry and the law), forensic psychology, and mental health law are growing and evolving subspecialties in their respective larger disciplines. Topics included in these fields include a range as diverse as capital sentencing guidelines, informed consent, and standards of care for mental health treatment. All of these topics need to be understood and mastered by clinicians, educators, administrators and attorneys working with psychiatric patients. This book brings together concise, comprehensive summaries of the most important "landmark" legal decisions relating to mental health practice in the United States. These decisions, along with their underlying reasonings, make up a critical portion of the national certification examination for forensic psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Many of the themes are also tested in the ABPN certification examination for general psychiatry.This first edition of this book was the first to provide a combination of summaries of the relevant legal content paired with board-style test questions designed to help consolidate knowledge and prepare for certification. Cases with similar themes are grouped together with an eye toward helping the reader understand the evolution of legal and clinical thinking on a particular topic. In this new edition, the authors have updated all cases, and added chapters on new areas of the law with which forensic practitioners and trainess may interface. This book represents an important addition to the study tools and textbooks available related to psychiatry and the law and will serve as a useful reference for clinicians who must follow established legal requirements in their field.

Atlas of Forensic Pathology - For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators (Hardcover, 2012): Joseph A... Atlas of Forensic Pathology - For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators (Hardcover, 2012)
Joseph A Prahlow, Roger W. Byard
R17,672 Discovery Miles 176 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Atlas of Forensic Pathology, For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys and Death Investigators" is a Major Reference Work that is specifically is designed for non-pathologists who normally interact with forensic pathologists. Chapters 1 through 6 will provide background information regarding medicine, pathology, forensic pathology, death investigation, cause, manner and mechanism of death, death certification, and anatomy and physiology. The next 3 chapters will deal with general topics within forensic pathology, including the forensic autopsy, postmortem changes and time of death, and body identification. Chapters 10 through 20 will detail the major types of deaths encountered by forensic pathologists, including natural deaths, drug/toxin deaths, blunt force injuries, gunshot wounds, sharp force injuries, asphyxia, drowning, electrocution, temperature-related injuries, burns and fires, and infant/childhood deaths. The final chapter includes brief descriptions dealing with various miscellaneous topics, such as in-custody deaths, homicidal deaths related to underlying natural disease, and artifacts in forensic pathology. This atlas differs from competition in that no atlas currently exists that address material for non-pathologists (detectives, forensic entomologists and pathologists), who normally interact with forensic pathologists. The book will present such images that are or interest to not only forensic pathologists but also of interest to odontology, anthropology, crime scene investigators, fingerprints specialists, DNA specialists and entomologists, etc. The competing atlases present images of interest mostly to medical examiners, forensic pathologists and pathologists and consist mostly of wounds, and trauma with some coverage of diseases. The color photographs will come from the collection of over 50,000 slides in the Adelaide Australia collection and some 100,000 slides from the collection compiled by Dr. Prahlow that includes slides from Cook County, Indianapolis, and North Carolina.

The Use of Coercive Measures in Forensic Psychiatric Care - Legal, Ethical and Practical Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... The Use of Coercive Measures in Forensic Psychiatric Care - Legal, Ethical and Practical Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Birgit Voellm, Norbert Nedopil
R5,097 Discovery Miles 50 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the legal context and describes the ethical and practical challenges when using coercive measures in forensic psychiatric settings. A wide range of aspects relevant to the use of such measures, including environmental, patient-related, and staff-related factors, are explored, and the experience of coercive interventions is described from the staff and the patient perspective. Differences in jurisdictions and examples of good practice are highlighted. The authors are from a range of professional backgrounds, ensuring breadth as well as depth in discussion of the topic. The use of coercive measures, in particular restraint, seclusion, and involuntary medication, for the control of aggression in psychiatry remains controversial. Forensic mental health care deals with individuals who pose a risk to others and often present with significant management problems within institutions. The care of patients in these settings gives rise to debates about the balance between care and safety, and between the interests of the patients and those of the wider society to be protected. Despite these tensions, limited research has been conducted specifically on the use of coercive measures in forensic mental health care. This volume aims to fill the gap and will be of value to all professionals working in forensic psychiatric settings as well as to those working in general psychiatric and custodial settings, law professionals, and patients.

Crib Death - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Sudden Infant and Perinatal Unexplained Death: The Pathologist's... Crib Death - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Sudden Infant and Perinatal Unexplained Death: The Pathologist's Viewpoint (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014)
Giulia Ottaviani
R3,497 R2,685 Discovery Miles 26 850 Save R812 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Crib death or sudden infant death syndrome is the most frequent death-causing syndrome during the first year of life, striking one infant in every 700-1,000. Despite a wide spectrum of theories and years of research, crib death remains a great enigma. This book describes systematic studies of the cardiovascular system and autonomic nervous system carried out in a large number of infants, newborns, and fetuses who have died suddenly and unexpectedly, as well as in age-matched control cases. The cardiovascular and neuropathological findings are presented in detail and the relationship between crib death and unexplained perinatal death is discussed. This monograph will aid pathologists, forensic pathologists, pediatricians, obstetricians and neonatologists in recognizing all potential morphological substrata. It puts forward a well-researched standardized postmortem protocol to be applied in all cases of sudden unexpected infant and perinatal death.

P5  Medicine  and Justice - Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Santo Davide Ferrara P5 Medicine and Justice - Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Santo Davide Ferrara
R5,516 R4,899 Discovery Miles 48 990 Save R617 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the state of the art and future prospects of the most important bio-medicolegal subdisciplines in the post-genomic framework of personalized medicine. Focusing on the three main themes Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence, the book addresses a wide range of topics, including: Bio-Medicolegal and Criminological Sciences, Forensic Pathology and Anthropology, Clinical and Forensic Medicine in Living Persons (from Interpersonal Violence to Personal Injury and Damage, Malpractice, Personal Identification and Age Estimation), Forensic Genetics and Genomics, and Toxicology and Imaging. The unitariness of the "Bio-Medicolegal Sciences", historically founded on the accuracy and rigor of the methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation, should be re-established on the basis of molecular evidence, and used to promote Personalized Justice. Taken together, the book's conclusions and future perspectives outline a vision of transdisciplinary innovation and future evidence in the framework of personalized justice.

30-Second Forensic Science - 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a... 30-Second Forensic Science - 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a minute (Hardcover)
Sue Black, Niamh Nic Daeid
R406 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R109 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Humanity's most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakingly gathered evidence to the court of law. Investigators rely on physical, chemical and digital clues gathered at the scene of an incident to reconstruct beyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bring criminals to justice. Enter the forensic team, tasked with providing objective recognition and identification and evaluating physical evidence (the clues) to support known or suspected circumstances. Far from the super-sleuths of fiction, the real-life masters of deduction occupy a world of dogged detection, analysing fingerprints or gait, identifying traces of toxins, drugs or explosives, matching digital data, performing anatomical dissection, disease diagnosis, facial reconstruction and environmental profiling.

Expert Report Writing in Toxicology - Forensic, Scientific and Legal Aspects (Paperback): Michael D. Coleman Expert Report Writing in Toxicology - Forensic, Scientific and Legal Aspects (Paperback)
Michael D. Coleman
R846 R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 Save R56 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every year throughout the world, individuals health is damaged by their exposure to toxic chemicals at work. In most cases these problems will resolve, but many will sustain permanent damage. Whilst any justified claim for compensation requires medical and legal evidence a crucial and often controversial component of this process is the establishment of a causal link between the individual s condition and exposure to a specific chemical or substance. Causation, in terms of how a substance or substances led the claimant to his or her current plight, can be difficult to establish and the main purpose of this book, is to provide the aspiring expert report writer with a concise, practical guide that uses case histories to illuminate the process of establishing causation in occupational toxicity proceedings. In summary: * A practical, accessible guide to the preparation of balanced, scientifically sound expert reports in the context of occupational toxicology. * Focuses on the scientist s role in establishing a causal link between exposure to toxins and an individual s ill health. * Includes real-life case histories drawn from the Author s 15 years experience in this area to illustrate the principles involved. Expert Report Writing in Toxicology: Forensic, Scientific and Legal Aspects proves invaluable to scientists across a range of disciplines needing guidance as to what is expected of them in terms of the best use of their expertise and how to present their findings in a manner that is authoritative, balanced and informative.

Forensic Science (Paperback, 4th edition): Andrew R W Jackson, Julie M. Jackson, Harry Mountain, Daniel Brearley Forensic Science (Paperback, 4th edition)
Andrew R W Jackson, Julie M. Jackson, Harry Mountain, Daniel Brearley
R1,332 Discovery Miles 13 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the perfect starting point for any newcomer to the field of forensic science. It examines the entire process of conducting forensic science, from the collection of evidence at the crime scene, through the examination and evaluation of that evidence, to the presentation of scientific findings in court. The book is scientifically rigorous but written in a friendly and engaging style making it the ideal companion for undergraduate students beginning a forensic science course; as background for MSc students; as a reference for related professions such as lawyers or police officers; or simply for the casual reader who wants to learn more about this fascinating area.

Unnatural Causes - 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that'  Jeremy Vine,... Unnatural Causes - 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 (Paperback)
Richard Shepherd 1
R242 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you'll love this. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard 'A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating' Nigella Lawson 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer

Advances in Forensic Taphonomy - Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives (Hardcover): William D. Haglund, Marcella H.... Advances in Forensic Taphonomy - Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives (Hardcover)
William D. Haglund, Marcella H. Sorg
R2,587 Discovery Miles 25 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues to produce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediate postmortem period generated in the forensic realm can and should be brought to the attention of scientists who study the historic and prehistoric past.

Building on the success of Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives presents new and updated techniques. It expands the taphonomic focus on biogeographic context and microenvironments and integrates further the theoretical and methodological links with archaeology and paleontology.

Topics covered include:
o Microenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments
o Taphonomic interpretation of water deaths
o Mass graves, mass fatalities and war crimes, archaeological and forensic approaches
o Updates in geochemical and entomological analysis
o Interpretation of burned human remains
o Discrimination of trauma from postmortem change
o Taphonomic applications at the scene and in the lab

This comprehensive text takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. Liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, and other images, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives is a valuable source of information for postmortem death investigation.

Atlas of Human Hair - Microscopic Characteristics (Paperback): Robert R. Ogle Jr., Michelle J. Fox Atlas of Human Hair - Microscopic Characteristics (Paperback)
Robert R. Ogle Jr., Michelle J. Fox
R3,336 Discovery Miles 33 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It fills a void in the resources available to researchers and practitioners in forensic hair examination by providing photographic archetypes for the microscopic characteristics of human hair and the variates of the characteristics seen in forensic examinations, including curl; color; pigment distribution and density; cortical fusi; and ovoid bodies. These illustrations provide a uniform basis for describing the characteristics and their variations for forensic professionals in differing geographical areas. The documentation of hair characteristics using the scoring system outlined in this atlas allows researchers to develop data regarding the frequency of characteristics within the hairs of one or more individuals and the assessment of whether certain hair characteristics are co-dependent.

Gas Chromatography In Forensic Science (Hardcover, 2 New Edition): Ian Tebbett Gas Chromatography In Forensic Science (Hardcover, 2 New Edition)
Ian Tebbett
R4,758 Discovery Miles 47 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by a team of internationally renowned experts, this book focuses on the application of gas chromatography to various aspects of forensic chemistry. The authors introduce the basic theory of chromatographic separations before discussing specific forensic issues such as drug analysis and fires and explosives. Problems faced by forensic scientists, including degraded samples and small sample size, are also addressed.

The Use Of Statistics In Forensic Science (Hardcover): C. G. G. Aitken, David A. Stoney The Use Of Statistics In Forensic Science (Hardcover)
C. G. G. Aitken, David A. Stoney
R4,762 Discovery Miles 47 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The main purpose of this book is to describe ways of assessing forensic science evidence and the means of communicating this assessment to a court of law. A clear exposition of probability from the Bayesian perspective is provided. The underlying theme of the book is the emphasis on the importance, for the assessment of the value of associative evidence linking a suspect and a crime scene, or the comparison of two probabilities, the first being that of the evidence if the suspect is guilty, the second being that of the evidence if the suspect is innocent. Edited as a joint venture between a statistician and a forensic scientist, contributions from leading researchers in the area have been brought together. Technical expressions are kept to a minimum, with those wanting more information on a particular statistical test being referred to standard textbooks as and when necessary. The editor's aim is to ensure that proper attention is placed on the courts to consideration of the probability of the evidence of association if the suspect is innocent as well as to this probability if the suspect is guilty. The work is intended for forensic science practitioners, legal practitioners, stati

Comparative Bone Identification - Human Subadult to Nonhuman (Hardcover): Diane L. France Comparative Bone Identification - Human Subadult to Nonhuman (Hardcover)
Diane L. France
R5,364 Discovery Miles 53 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building on the success, and maintaining the format, of the best-selling Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas (ISBN: 978-1-4200-6286-1), Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman presents new images of human bones representing many states of maturation from neonate to 20 years old. It also extends the scope of the former work by focusing on the smaller bones of fetuses and young humans and comparing them to bones of birds, reptiles, marine mammals, fish, and a frog that may be confused with those of a subadult human. The book begins with a section on general osteology and explains the major anatomical differences between humans and other animals. The second section compares human and nonhuman bones, categorized by type of bone, and includes most of the major bones in humans and nonhumans. The third section presents skeletons within species. Containing nearly 3,500 color photographs, the book provides examples of similar bones in nonhuman species that may be confused with the human bone in question. The bone images are also taken from different angles to enhance detailed understanding. A practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body, this book is a valuable resource for the laboratory or in the field. It uses a visual approach with annotations pointing out salient features of the most commonly discovered bones, giving clear examples for use by law enforcement, medicolegal death investigators, forensic anthropologists, students, and readers who wish to distinguish between human bones and those of the a variety of animal species.

Drowning - Prevention, Rescue, Treatment (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014): Joost J.L.M. Bierens Drowning - Prevention, Rescue, Treatment (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014)
Joost J.L.M. Bierens
R4,544 Discovery Miles 45 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques, and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations. In this updated second edition, experts from around the world provide a complete overview of current research data, consensus statements and expert opinions. The book Drowning provides evidence-based practical information and has a unique informative value for various groups with tasks, duties and responsibilities in this domain. In addition, the book may be an inspiration for future networks and research initiatives.

Wound Ballistics - Basics and Applications (Hardcover, 3rd Revised ed.): Beat P Kneubuehl Wound Ballistics - Basics and Applications (Hardcover, 3rd Revised ed.)
Beat P Kneubuehl
R4,888 R3,586 Discovery Miles 35 860 Save R1,302 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive interdisciplinary reference work for wound ballistics

Fundamentals in Physics, arms and ammunition, ballistics

Simulating gunshot wounds: Virtopsy a virtual autopsy method, combining CT, MRT and surface scanning and Materials that reproduce the interaction of soft tissue, bone and blood vessels with a bullet that penetrates the body.

Wound ballistics for Short-range and long-range weapons, fragments, such as those from bombs and hand grenades, gas jets from blanks, gas weapons, etc., Non-lethal weapons as used by the police, in military operations or in urban settings

Specialist knowledge and reference detailed tables: ballistic tables for typical ammunition, ballistic values for numerous types of ammunition, including older types, materials properties, plus additional, hard-to-find data. Most tables are in both metric and U.S. units., an extensive trilingual glossary of specialized terminology in German, English and French

NEW: the latest diagnostic / simulation methods and the latest types of ammunition

The practice and application of wound ballistics in: forensic medicine, surgery especially emergency and war surgery and international conventions

Globalized conflict zones, terrorism and crime these issues affect a wider circle than just the armed forces and medical services abroad. Police officers, surgeons, forensics specialists and criminalists also need to be familiar with ballistics and gunshot wounds and must be able to assess the complex factors involved.

The practice and application of wound ballistics in forensic medicine. surgery especially emergency and war surgery and International conventions.

Globalized conflict zones, terrorism and crime these issues affect a wider circle than just the armed forces and medical services abroad. Police officers, surgeons, forensics specialists and criminalists also need to be familiar with ballistics and gunshot wounds and must be able to assess the complex factors involved.

Medicine On Trial (Paperback): Elisabeth Cawthon Medicine On Trial (Paperback)
Elisabeth Cawthon
R443 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R65 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Through close examination of legal, historical, and medical sources, this volume sheds light on the evolution of U.S. law as it bears on bio-ethical issues, advances in medical technology, and the changing role of medicine in the American courtroom during the last 150 years. In doing so, it provides a clear, accessible introduction to such major medical and legal controversies as the "right to die," assisted suicide, bioengineering, reproductive rights, and DNA testing. An extensive collection of important documents is included, along with a glossary of key people, events, and concepts; a chronology; a table of cases cited; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive index.

The Forensic Psychologist's Report Writing Guide (Paperback): Sarah Brown, Erica Bowen, David Prescott The Forensic Psychologist's Report Writing Guide (Paperback)
Sarah Brown, Erica Bowen, David Prescott
R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Forensic Psychologist's Reporting Writing Guide is the first book to provide both student trainees and practitioners with best practice guidance for one of the core skills of their role. Written and edited by an international range of experts from the UK, North America and Australasia, it provides clear advice on a range of assessments, from psychometric tests to personality functioning, and includes real-life examples to illustrate key points. Uniquely, the book also offers guidance on the range of different client groups that forensic psychologists work with across both civil and legal contexts, including juveniles, female clients, couples and those with cognitive impairments. From core principles to writing style to key issues, each chapter also includes a checklist of advice and further reading. Comprehensive and practical, The Forensic Psychologist's Reporting Writing Guide is a user-friendly companion to this critical and often overlooked skill, and will be essential reading for both neophyte and experienced forensic psychologists alike.

Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine (Paperback): Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk, Jason Payne-James Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine (Paperback)
Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk, Jason Payne-James
R782 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R90 (12%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Forensic medicine covers an amazing range of different subjects and no single individual can expect to be an expert in all of them. The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine provides comprehensive coverage of all areas within this complex discipline. Written for specialists and non-specialists alike, it will appeal to practising forensic scientists, as well as lawyers, police officers, and forensic science students. It shows how forensic medicine has been used in specific cases enabling the reader to apply their knowledge in real life. A detailed glossary of medical terms helps those without medical training to understand medical reports and practices. This easily-portable guide is essential reading for the busy clinical forensic doctor or nurse, and others working at the interface between medicine and law.

Bare Bones: A Survey of Forensic Anthropology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Michael E Warren, Nicolette Parr, Carlos... Bare Bones: A Survey of Forensic Anthropology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael E Warren, Nicolette Parr, Carlos Zambrano
R2,495 Discovery Miles 24 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Update of 2008 edition with minor corrections and more photographic examples.

An Introduction to Forensic Genetics (Paperback, 2nd Edition): William Goodwin, Adrian Linacre, Sibte Hadi An Introduction to Forensic Genetics (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
William Goodwin, Adrian Linacre, Sibte Hadi
R922 R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Save R65 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a completely revised edition of a comprehensive and popular introduction to the fast moving area of Forensic Genetics. The text begins with key concepts needed to fully appreciate the subject and moves on to examine the latest developments in the field. Now illustrated in full colour throughout, this accessible textbook includes numerous references to relevant casework. With information on the full process of DNA evidence from collection at the scene of a crime to presentation in a legal context this book provides a complete overview of the field.

Key Features: Greater in-depth coverage of kinship problems now covered in two separate chapters: one dealing with relationships between living individuals and the other covering identification of human remains. New chapter on non-human forensic genetics, including identification of bacteria and viruses, animals and plants. Self assessment questions to aid student understanding throughout the text. Now with full colour illustrations throughout New companion website Accessible introduction to forensic genetics, from the collection of evidence to the presentation of evidence in a legal context.

Included in the Forensic Science Society 'Essentials in Forensic Science' book series. This edition is to be included in the Forensic Science Society 'Essentials of Forensic Science' book series aimed at advanced level undergraduates and new practitioners to the field.

Forensic Anthropology - Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis (Hardcover): C. Clifford Boyd, Donna C. Boyd Forensic Anthropology - Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis (Hardcover)
C. Clifford Boyd, Donna C. Boyd
R2,764 R2,479 Discovery Miles 24 790 Save R285 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides comprehensive coverage of everything that students and practitioners need to know about working in the field of forensic anthropology Forensic anthropology has been plagued by questions of scientific validity and rigor despite its acceptance as a section in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences nearly half a century ago. Critics have viewed it as a laboratory-based applied subfield of biological anthropology, and characterised it as emphasising methodology over theory. This book shows that these views are not only antiquated, but inadequate and inaccurate. Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis introduces readers to all of the theoretical and scientific foundations of forensic anthropology -- beginning with how it was influenced by the early theoretical approaches of Tyler, Morgan, Spencer and Darwin. It instructs on how modern forensic science relies on an interdisciplinary approach -- with research being conducted in the fields of archaeology, physics, geology and other disciplines. This modern approach to theory in forensic anthropology is presented through the introduction and discussion of Foundational, Interpretive and Methodological theories. Sections cover: Bias and Objectivity in Forensic Anthropology Theory and Practice; The Theory and Science Behind Biological Profile and Personal Identification; Scientific Foundation for Interpretations of Antemortem, Perimortem, and Postmortem Processes; and Interdisciplinary Influences, Legal Ramifications and Future Directions. Illustrates important aspects of the theory building process and reflects methods for strengthening the scientific framework of forensic anthropology as a discipline Inspired by the "Application of Theory to Forensic Anthropology" symposium presented at the 67th annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Chapters written by experts in the field who were presenters at the symposium Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis is ideal for university courses in anthropological science, forensic science, criminal science and forensic archaeology.

Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): William R. Jacobs,Jr, Helen Mcshane, Valerie Mizrahi, Ian... Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
William R. Jacobs,Jr, Helen Mcshane, Valerie Mizrahi, Ian Orme
R2,591 R2,339 Discovery Miles 23 390 Save R252 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can today's innovative practices and molecular tools tame this ancient disease? One third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB), with about 10 million new cases annually. To combat TB and its agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the World Health Organization launched The End TB Strategy, which aims to slash the suffering and cost of TB by 2035. This makes the second edition of Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus, edited by Jacobs, McShane, Mizrahi, and Orme, an extremely valuable resource for scientists and clinicians. The editors have gathered their colleagues from around the world to present the latest on the molecular biology of M. tuberculosis and related species, the host-pathogen interactions that enable invasion, and the host's immune response to M. tuberculosis infection. The basic, clinical, and translational research presented in this book supports the goals of WHO's End TB Strategy by driving toward the development of effective vaccines, rapid molecular diagnostics, and anti-TB drugs. .

Child Sexual Abuse - A Handbook For Health Care And Legal Professions (Hardcover): Diane H. Schetky, Arthur H. Green Child Sexual Abuse - A Handbook For Health Care And Legal Professions (Hardcover)
Diane H. Schetky, Arthur H. Green
R1,460 Discovery Miles 14 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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