Age Estimation

Age Estimation

A Multidisciplinary Approach

1st Edition - April 11, 2019

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  • Editor: Joe Adserias-Garriga
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128144916
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128144923

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Forensic Anthropologists, Forensic Pathologists, Forensic Odontologists, and Bioarchaeologists. Law enforcement and the legal community

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter 1. Complexities and considerations of human age estimation
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Age estimation of the living
  • 1.3 Age estimation of the dead
  • 1.4 Bias in age estimation
  • 1.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Legal background of age estimation for the dead and the living
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Age estimation in living individual
  • 2.3 Unaccompanied migrant minors
  • 2.4 Age and criminal responsibility
  • 2.5 Age estimation of the dead
  • 2.6 Conclusions
  • References
  • Section 1: Anthropological approach of age estimation
  • Chapter 3. Skeletal age estimation of the living and the dead: the evolution of methodology
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Early developments
  • 3.3 1940s: Epiphyseal ossification and initial dental standards
  • 3.4 1950s: Comprehensive dental age estimation, data from young American males, and sex differences
  • 3.5 1960s: Detail on dental formation and bone histology
  • 3.6 1970s: Complex method, mass disasters, and fetal osteology
  • 3.7 1980s: Rib ends, multifactorial approach, and aspartic acid racemization
  • 3.8 1990s: The “standards” volume and the two-step approach
  • 3.9 The turn of the century
  • 3.10 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Skeletal age estimation in juveniles and subadults
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Skeletal age
  • 4.3 Methods of juvenile skeletal age assessment
  • 4.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 5. Skeletal age estimation in adults
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Most reliable skeletal age indicators for aging adult individuals
  • 5.3 Other methods available for aging adults
  • 5.4 How to choose the best skeletal indicator and aging method
  • 5.5 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Section II: Odontological approach of age estimation
  • Chapter 6. Evolution of methods and state-of-the-art in dental age estimation
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Evolution of subadult dental age-estimation methods
  • 6.3 Evolution of adult dental age-estimation methods
  • 6.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 7. Dental age estimation in fetal and children
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Dental development
  • 7.3 Tooth formation
  • 7.4 Tooth eruption
  • 7.5 Moorrees, fanning, and hunt stages
  • 7.6 Demirjian’s stages
  • 7.7 Schemas of dental development
  • 7.8 Age estimation methods
  • 7.9 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Dental age assessment in late adolescence
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Purpose and value
  • 8.3 Third molar developmental distinguishing features
  • 8.4 Limitations to techniques utilizing third molar development
  • 8.5 Resources
  • 8.6 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Dental age estimation in adults
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Morphological dental age-related changes
  • 9.3 Morphological dental age estimation methods
  • 9.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Section III: Histological approach of age estimation
  • Chapter 10. Bone histology for skeletal age-at-death estimation
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Basic bone biology
  • 10.2 Methods
  • 10.3 Considerations and limitations in histological aging
  • 10.4 Future directions
  • 10.5 Histology aging in contemporary forensic casework
  • 10.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11. The neonatal line as evidence of live birth
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction to orofacial embryology
  • 11.2 Prenatal tooth development
  • 11.3 Dental enamel development
  • 11.4 The neonatal line and its usefulness as evidence of birth
  • References
  • Chapter 12. Cementochronology: a validated but disregarded method for age at death estimation
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 An innovative method yet rooted in the 19th century
  • 12.2 Three dental tissues, two biological clocks, one annual record
  • 12.3 A simple principle based on a complex tissue
  • 12.4 Profusion of methods and of opinions, the need of standardized procedures
  • 12.5 Accuracy, precision, and limitations
  • 12.6 Applications in bioarchaeological and forensic contexts
  • 12.7 Cementochronology: best method, less bad method, or a method among others?
  • References
  • Section IV: Biochemical approach of age estimation
  • Chapter 13. The evolution of methodology in biochemical age estimation
  • Abstract
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Chemical approaches
  • 13.3 Molecular biology approaches
  • 13.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Age estimation based on chemical approaches
  • Abstract
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Aspartic acid racemization
  • 14.3 Lead accumulation
  • 14.4 Collagen cross-links
  • 14.5 Chemical composition of teeth
  • 14.6 Advanced glycation end products
  • 14.7 Discussion
  • References
  • Chapter 15. Age estimation based on molecular biology approaches
  • Abstract
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Telomere shortening
  • 15.3 Mitochondrial DNA mutations
  • 15.4 Signal joint T-cell receptor excision circle rearrangements
  • 15.5 Epigenetic modifications
  • 15.6 Discussion
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: April 11, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128144916
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128144923

About the Editor

Joe Adserias-Garriga

Dr. Adserias-Garriga is a Forensic Anthropologist, Forensic Odontologist and Oral Surgeon from Spain, where she directed and lectured in different postgraduate programs in Forensic Science. She is an external advisor to Mossos d´Esquadra (Catalonian Police), who honored her contribution in forensic casework. Dr. Adserias-Garriga is currently working as Forensic Anthropologist at Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University. She has conducted research collaborations in the U.S. with the Smithsonian Institution, University of Tennessee, Mercyhurst University, and other academic institutions in Europe as well. She is also an ABFO Diplomate, and co-founder of the International Group of Forensic Odontology for Human Rights. She is Member of the INTERPOL DVI Odontology SubWorking Group and the INTERPOL DVI Pathology-Anthropology SubWorking Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Anthropologist, Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University, American Board of Forensic Odontology Diplomate, Co-founder, International Group of Forensic Odontology for Human Rights, Odontology SubWorking Group and Pathology-Anthropology SubWorking Group Member, INTERPOL DVI

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