Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

2nd Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Jay Siegel Pekka Saukko
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123821652
eBook ISBN: 9780123821669
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd February 2013
Page Count: 2250
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Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations.

Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis.

Key Features

  • This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics
  • Includes an international collection of contributors
  • The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based
  • Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average
  • Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia
  • Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information
  • This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association

Readership

Forensic practitioners (both at the crime scene and in the lab); university libraries with forensic and criminal justice programs and public libraries

Table of Contents

Editors-in-Chief: Biographies

Senior Editor: Biography

Section Editors

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

Permission Acknowledgments

Volume 1: A – B

Anthropology/Odontology

Animal Effects on Bones

Introduction

Search and Recovery

Postmortem Interval Estimation

Assessment of Lesions and Cause of Death

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

History of Forensic Anthropology

See also

Further Reading

Relevant Websites

Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction

See also

Further Reading

Forensic Taphonomy

Introduction

History and Development of the Role of Taphonomy in Forensic Anthropology

Time since Death (PMI) Estimation

Trends in Current Research

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Archeology

Background

Search

Recovery

Summary

See also

Further Reading

Postmortem Interval

Entomology

Botany

Other Animal and Cultural Indicators

Tissue Morphology

Mummification

Adipocere

Chemical Approaches

Radiocarbon Analysis

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Species: Human Versus Nonhuman

Introduction

Method Selection

Methodologies

Summary and Conclusions

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Sexing

Introduction

Sexual Dimorphism

Sex Estimation in Subadults

The Adult Skeleton: Morphology

The Adult Skeleton: Metric Analysis

Summary and Conclusions

See also

Further Reading

Glossary

Aging the Dead and the Living

Introduction

The Dead

The Living

Conclusions

See also

Further Reading

Stature and Build</

Details

No. of pages:
2250
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123821652
eBook ISBN:
9780123821669

About the Editor-in-Chief

Jay Siegel

Jay Siegel, PhD is retired Director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He was Director of the Forensic Science Program at Michigan State University for 25 years from 1980-2004 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Siegel is a Distinguished Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and was named as Distinguished Alumni Scholar by his alma mater, George Washington University in 2011. He is co-editor of Forensic Science Policy and Management: An International Journal. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Forensic Science Committee from 2006-09.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Pekka Saukko

Dr. Saukko is currently Professor of Forensic Medicine and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine of the University of Turku, Finland.

He graduated in medicine from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1975 and was certified as a Specialist in Forensic Medicine in 1981 by the National Board of Health, Finland. In 1983 he received a Doctorate in Medical Science (MD) by thesis in Forensic Pathology by the University of Oulu, Finland and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine of the same University in 1986. From 1978 to 1989 he held the position of the Provincial Medical Officer, Medico-legal Expert, Provincial Government of Oulu. In 1989 he was appointed the Professor of Forensic Medicine of the University of Tampere, Finland and since 1992 he holds the current position at the University of Turku.

He has published widely as an author, co-author in scientific journals, book and encyclopedia chapters and is the co-author of the “Atlas of Forensic Medicine” (CD-ROM) (Elsevier Science, 2003), “Knight’s Forensic Pathology” (Arnold, 2004) and “Forensic Medicine in Europe” (Schmidt-Römhild, 2008).

Dr. Saukko is the recipient of the Ajtai K. Sandor Medal and an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine (Dr. h.c.) from the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. His expert work as consultant includes needs assessment of the forensic facilities in Cambodia for the UNDP (1996), the Working Party on the Harmonization of Autopsy Rules for the Council of Europe (1997-1998), quality assessment of the Portuguese Departments of Forensic Pathology, as a member of an international team of experts (2001), the external case review panel for the Office of the Chief Coroner, Toronto, Canada (2006) and the consultant panel and expert witness for the Inquiry Into Pediatric Forensic Pathology In Ontario, Canada (2007) and forensic expert for the UNDP/NHRC in Kathmandu, Nepal (2008).

Since 1993, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Forensic Scien

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Reviews

"This encyclopedia's second edition…in online format is a major accomplishment. It brings updated/new information to readers in a convenient and flexible format. Vividly colored tables and figures abound. References are current. The various specialties and related disciplines continue to be included.  Summing Up: Highly Recommended." --CHOICE Reviews Online, February 2014