Table of contents for Forensic anthropology : contemporary theory and practice / Debra A. Komar, Jane E. Buikstra.

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Preface
1 Introduction
	Forensic Anthropology: A Brief History (1972¿2006)
	What is Forensic Anthropology Today?
	Where Do Forensic Anthropologists Work? 
	Is Forensic Anthropology in the US Expanding?
	Forensic Anthropology Outside the US
Research in Forensic Anthropology Today
¼	Forensic Anthropology in Perspective
2 The Medicolegal System
	Introduction
	The Medicolegal System
	Jurisdiction
		Death Investigation
	Cause and Manner of Death
		Motive, Intent, and Volition
	Autopsy and Postmortem Examinations
		Triage and Mechanisms of Death
		Anthropology and Autopsy
		Public Perception of Autopsy
	Conclusion
3 Evidence and the Judicial System
	Introduction
	Evidence
		Recognizing Evidence
	Evidence Interpretation: Rationality versus Parsimony 
	The Judicial System: An Overview
	Testifying as a Witness
		Qualifying as an Expert Witness
	Homicide
	Conclusion
4 Crime Scene Investigation: Identifying Medicolegal Remains, Search Strategies, and Scene Documentation
	Introduction
	Identifying Remains of Medicolegal Significance
		Types of Nonmedicolegal Remains
		Distinguishing Recent from Archaeological Remains
	Differentiating Human from Animal Bone and Nonbiological Materials
	Jurisdiction and the Crime Scene
		Responsibility versus Authority
		Protocols
	Evaluating Scenes
	Search Strategies
	Evidence
	Documentation
	Burials
		Archaeological versus Forensic Approaches to Excavation	
		Theories of Deposition	
	Report Writing
	Conclusion
5 Beginning the Identification Process: Developing Biological Profiles
	Introduction
	Theories and Methods in Forensic Anthropology
	The Estimation of Sex from Skeletal Remains
		Sex: Juvenile Remains	
		Sex: Adult Remains
	The Estimation of Age-at-Death from Skeletal Remains
		Age: Juvenile Remains
		Age: Adult Remains
	Ancestry
	Stature Estimation
	Other Physical Features
	Conclusion
6 Pathology and Trauma Assessment
	Introduction
	The Language of Pathology, Anatomy, and Medicine
	Pathology: An Overview
		Classes of Pathology
	Trauma Assessment
		Sharp Force Trauma
		Tool Mark Analysis
		Blunt Force Trauma
		Internal and External Factors in Fractures
		Asphyxia
	Gunshot Wound Interpretation
		Typical Gunshot Wound Morphology
		Atypical Gunshot Wound Morphology
		Determining the Sequence of Injuries in Polytonic Trauma
	Conclusion
7 Forensic Taphonomy
	Introduction
	Forensic Taphonomy
	The Goals of Forensic Taphonomy
		Time-since-Death Estimation
		Methods of Time-since-Death Estimation
		Bone Modification
		Mechanisms of Transport
		Preservation and Collection Bias
		Reconstructing Perimortem Events
	Conclusion
8 Personal Identification
	Introduction
	How Identification Is Established
	Categories of Identification
		Doe Designation
	Methods of Positive Identification
		Visual Recognition
		Fingerprinting
		DNA
		DNA and Forensic Anthropology
		Forensic Odontology
		Radiologic Identification
		Alternative Medical Imaging
	Impact of Daubert on Positive Identification
	Photographic Superimposition and Facial Recognition
	Conclusion
9 Mass Death and International Investigations of Human Rights Violations
	Introduction
	War Crimes
		Genocide
		Group Identity versus Personal Identification
	Personal Identification
	Humanitarian versus Medicolegal Response
		Establishing Jurisdiction
		Agencies
	Mass Graves
		Commingling
	Objectivity
	Conclusion
10 Biohistory: Historical Questions, Methods, and Ethics
	Introduction
	Biohistory¿Past and Present
	Other Biohistorical Questions
	Noninvasive Analyses
	A Case Study in Biohistorical and Forensic Investigation: Billy the Kid
		A Brief History of Billy the Kid
		The (Almost) Exhumation of Billy the Kid
	Conclusion
Glossary 
Bibliography
Index

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Forensic anthropology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.