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Forensic ecology handbook : from crime scene to court.

Author: Nicholas Márquez-Grant; Julie Roberts
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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Forensic ecology handbook.
Chichester ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
(DLC) 2012016770
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Márquez-Grant; Julie Roberts
ISBN: 9781119974192 1119974194 9781118374054 1118374053
OCLC Number: 841480781
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: About the Editors ix List of Contributors xi Series Foreword xiii Professor Niamh Nic Da'eid Foreword xv Jonathan Smith Foreword xvii Richard T. Shepherd 1 Introduction 1 Nicholas M'arquez-Grant and Julie Roberts References 4 2 Aspects of crime scene management 7 Ruth Buckley and Andy Langley 2.1 Introduction 7 2.2 Professionals within the investigation 7 2.3 Crime scene principles 12 2.4 Records and documentation 14 2.5 Crime scene attendance 16 2.6 Expectations 19 2.7 Conclusion 19 Acknowledgements 20 References 20 3 Forensic archaeology 23 Stephen Litherland, Nicholas M'arquez-Grant and Julie Roberts 3.1 Introduction 23 3.2 Forensic archaeology at a crime scene 25 3.3 Pre-scene attendance 28 3.4 Scene attendance 29 3.5 Case studies 40 3.6 Reporting and court testimony 42 3.7 Conclusion 44 References 45 4 Forensic anthropology 49 Julie Roberts and Nicholas M'arquez-Grant 4.1 Introduction 49 4.2 The role of the Forensic Anthropologist in criminal investigation 49 4.3 Pre-scene attendance 52 4.4 Scene attendance 53 4.5 In the mortuary 56 4.6 Positive identification 60 4.7 Production of an Expert Witness Statement and court attendance 61 4.8 Conclusion 64 References 65 5 Forensic radiography 69 Mark Viner 5.1 Introduction and current state of the discipline 69 5.2 Application of radiology to the analysis and identification of human remains 70 5.3 Conclusion 79 References 80 6 DNA analysis for victim identification 85 Michael Walbank and Andrew McDonald 6.1 Introduction 85 6.2 Taking DNA samples from the deceased 85 6.3 Collection of reference samples for victim identification 90 6.4 DNA laboratory analysis 91 6.5 Common DNA profiling tests 94 6.6 Conclusion 98 References 98 7 Other scientific methods related to victim identification 99 7.1 Introduction 99 Nicholas M'arquez-Grant and Julie Roberts 7.2 Dating of human remains 100 Gordon Cook References 105 7.3 Other analytical techniques 107 Sophie Beckett References 109 8 Forensic entomology 111 Martin Hall, Amoret Whitaker and Cameron Richards 8.1 Introduction and current state of the discipline 111 8.2 Applications 114 8.3 Pre-scene attendance 115 8.4 Scene attendance 117 8.5 Mortuary attendance 125 8.6 Laboratory analysis 125 8.7 Reporting and court appearance 130 8.8 Conclusion 131 References 131 9 Diatoms and forensic science 141 Eileen J. Cox 9.1 Introduction 141 9.2 Applications 144 9.3 Pre-scene attendance 145 9.4 Scene attendance and sampling 145 9.5 Preparation and treatment of samples in the laboratory 146 9.6 Analysis of samples 147 9.7 Reporting and court appearance 148 References 149 10 Forensic palynology 153 Beverley Adams-Groom 10.1 Introduction and current state of the discipline 153 10.2 Pollen 154 10.3 Applications 158 10.4 Pre-scene attendance 160 10.5 Scene attendance 161 10.6 Mortuary attendance 165 10.7 Laboratory analysis 165 10.8 Reporting and court appearance 166 References 167 11 Forensic botany 169 Heather Miller Coyle, Peter Massey and Peter Valentin 11.1 Introduction 169 11.2 Applications 169 11.3 Pre-scene attendance 170 11.4 Scene attendance 171 11.5 Mortuary attendance 174 11.6 Laboratory analysis 175 11.7 Reporting and court appearance 177 11.8 Conclusion 179 References 179 12 Forensic geology and soils 183 Duncan Pirrie and Alastair Ruffell 12.1 Introduction and current state of the discipline 183 12.2 Applications for forensic geology 186 12.3 Pre-scene attendance 189 12.4 Scene attendance and sampling 190 12.5 Sampling and preparation in the laboratory 195 12.6 Laboratory analysis 197 12.7 Reporting and court appearance 199 Acknowledgements 200 References 200 13 Exhibits 203 Chris Webster 13.1 Introduction 203 13.2 Exhibit principles 204 13.3 Recovery procedures 205 13.4 Labelling exhibits 206 13.5 Key exhibit principles 209 13.6 Practical guidelines for exhibit handling 213 13.7 Splitting exhibits 216 13.8 Long-term sporadic seizures of exhibits 217 13.9 Unsealing and resealing exhibits for examination 218 13.10 Conclusion 219 References 220 14 Forensic photography 221 John Yoward 14.1 Introduction 221 14.2 Basic elements of photography 222 14.3 Security of images 228 14.4 The forensic photographer and the crime scene 229 14.5 The forensic photographer at the mortuary 230 14.6 Conclusion 231 References 231 Index 233
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