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Description - Forensic Approaches to Death, Disaster and Abuse by Marc Oxenham

How are forensic investigations conducted? What are the latest techniques in forensic methods? This book provides a comprehensive resource for the study of forensic science and its approaches to the investigation of death, disaster, and abuse. Editor Marc Oxenham has drawn together scientists and practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region with a range of specialties who provide a context to understand how their various approaches and processes in forensic investigation contribute to a successful outcome. The book has been structured into four sections comprising: forensic archaeology, techniques of human identification, determining time, manner and cause of death, legal, ethical and procedural issues. As a background to understanding the main issues, problems, solutions, debates, controversies and everyday practical approaches to the practice of forensic science, Forensic Approaches to Death, Disaster and Abuse is an invaluable aid to students, academics and practitioners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781875378906
ISBN-10: 1875378901
Format: Paperback
(170mm x 170mm x 17mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Australian Academic Press
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Marc Oxenham

Marc Oxenham is a Lecturer in Archaeology and Bioanthropology at the prestigious Australian National University (ANU), Canberra Australia. His research concentrates on elucidating aspects of human palaeohealth, palaeopathology and behaviour by way of analyses of human skeletal and dental material. He currently supervises a number of graduate students in the fields of bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology and mortuary archaeology.