The Global Practice of Forensic Science. Forensic Science in Focus

  • ID: 2898994
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Global Practice of Forensic Science presents histories, issues, patterns, and diversity in the applications of international forensic science.  Written by 64 experienced and internationally recognized forensic scientists, the volume documents the practice of forensic science in 28 countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.  Each country s chapter explores factors of political history, academic linkages, the influence of individual cases, facility development, types of cases examined, integration within forensic science, recruitment, training, funding, certification, accreditation, quality control, technology, disaster preparedness, legal issues, research and future directions.  Aimed at all scholars interested in international forensic science, the volume provides detail on the diverse fields within forensic science and their applications around the world.
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About the editor vii

List of contributors ix

Foreword by Daniel A. Martell xxvii

Series preface xxix

1 Introduction 1Douglas H. Ubelaker

2 The practice of forensic sciences in Argentina 5Luis Fondebrider & Luis Bosio

3 Australia 13Stephen Cordner & Alastair Ross

4 Forensic sciences in Canada 29Anny Sauvageau & Graham R. Jones

5 The Chilean Forensic Medical Service 39Patricio Bustos Streeter & Marisol Intriago Leiva

6 Forensic science in Colombia 49Andres Rodríguez Zorro & Aída Elena Constantín

7 Forensic science in Denmark 67Niels Lynnerup & Steen Holger Hansen

8 The practice of forensic science in Egypt: a story of pioneering 73Dina A. Shokry

9 The practice of forensic science in Estonia 83Marika Väli, Üllar Lanno & Ivar Prits

10 History and current status of forensic science and medicine in Finland 95Erkki Sippola & Pekka Saukko

11 Forensic medicine in France 105Bertrand Ludes

12 Forensic medicine in Germany 115W. Eisenmenger & O. Peschel

13 Forensic science in Hong Kong 121Sheilah Hamilton & Philip Beh

14 The practice of forensic science in Hungary 135Eva Keller Peter Sótonyi & Agnes Dósa

15 Forensic science in India 147P.K. Chattopadhyay

16 Forensic sciences in Italy 155Cristina Cattaneo Antonio Grande & Luigi Ripani

17 History and current status of forensic science in Japan 173Hitoshi Maeda Takaki Ishikawa & Toshikazu Kondo

18 Forensic science in Korea 189Heesun Chung Soong Deok Lee & Sikeun Lim

19 Forensic medicine in Libya 195Fawzi Benomran

20 The practice of forensic science in Mexico 199Mario Alva–Rodríguez & Rolando Neri–Vela

21 The Netherlands 217Arian van Asten Wim Neuteboom Sijtze Wiersma & Zeno Geradts

22 History and current status of forensic science in Singapore 231George Paul & Paul Chui

23 The history and current status of forensic science in South Africa 241Herman Bernitz Michael Kenyhercz Burgert Kloppers Ericka Nöelle L Abbé Gérard Nicholas Labuschagne Antonel Olckers Jolandie Myburgh Gert Saayman Maryna Steyn & Kyra Stull

24 Forensic science practice in Spain 261Angel Carracedo & Luis Concheiro

25 Legal medicine and forensic science in Switzerland 267Patrice Mangin & Pierre Margot

26 Forensic medicine and sciences in Turkey 279Mete Korkut Gulmen & Cengiz Haluk Ince

27 Forensic medicine in the United Arab Emirates 289Fawzi Benomran

28 Forensic science practice in the United States 301Joseph Peterson & Matthew Hickman

29 Legal medicine and forensic science in Uruguay 335Hugo Rodríguez Almada

30 Conclusions: global common themes and variations 351Douglas H. Ubelaker

Index 361

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Douglas H. Ubelaker is Senior Scientist specializing in forensic anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.  He served as the 2011–2012 President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has published extensively in the general field of human skeletal biology with an emphasis on forensic applications.
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