Dismemberments: Perspectives in Forensic Anthropology and Legal Medicine is a one of a kind resource for those involved in the analysis of recovered human remains.
- A comprehensive volume addressing trauma examination in the reconstruction of complex dismemberment cases- Includes contributions by world renowned specialists in forensic anthropology and legal medicine- Case studies are used throughout the volume
1. Meaning and Motives behind Dismemberments 2. Toolmark Identification 3. Dismemberments in Burned Human Remains 4. Instrument Identification through Histology 5. Dismemberments, Disarticulation and Re-association of Body Parts 6. The Spanish Cases 7. Postmortem Criminal Mutilation in Mexico and Central America 8. The Brazilian Perspective 9. Portuguese Cases 10. Dismemberment Patterns in South Africa 11. Violence, Punishment and Aggression
Dr. Ross is a Board Certified forensic anthropologist and professor of forensic anthropology and skeletal biology at NC State University. She is also internationally certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Ross has extensive case experience and court testimony on dismemberment cases. In addition to teaching and testifying, Dr. Ross has written many forensic anthropology journal articles and published a book, The Juvenile Skeleton in Forensic Abuse Investigations, with Springer in 2011.
Dr. Cunha is an Internationally Certified forensic anthropologist and a full professor at University of Coimbra since 2003. She acts as a National Consultant for Forensic Anthropology at the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portugal since 1997. Dr. Cunha is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in the Physical Anthropology Section since 2002. She was nominated president of FASE in 2009. Her research interests cover age and sex estimation methods, skeletal pathologies and trauma analysis. She has published extensively in this area and testified in over 140 international cases.