Methodological and Technological Advances in Death Investigations,
Edition 1 Application and Case Studies
Edited by Ann H Ross and Jason H Byrd

Publication Date: 05 Dec 2023
Methodological and Technological Advances in Death Investigations: Application and Case Studies focuses on advancements in both methods and technology in death investigations. Specifically, in the areas of latent fingerprints, facial recognition, wildlife forensics, using aerial vehicles and 3D-ID. The combination of national and international authors and a discussion of the state of forensic science over a decade after the National Academies 2009 Report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, further highlights the boundaries, limitations and context in which these newer technologies and applications act synergistically to enhance forensic science.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes new and emerging technologies to put them in perspective for researchers and practitioners, such as facial recognition, using aerial vehicles and 3D-ID
  • Includes case studies throughout that explain how certain advanced technologies impact investigations
  • Fills a gap in literature with more cross-disciplinary topics that pertain to death investigations
About the author
Edited by Ann H Ross, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA and Jason H Byrd, Associate Director, William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
Table of Contents
1. Forensic Science after the 2009 NAS Report
2. New Developments in Latent Fingerprints
3. Facial Recognition
4. Postmortem Interval
5. New Advances in Age Estimation
6. Wildlife Forensics: Morphology and DNA
7. CSI: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
8. The Use of GIS for Cases of Comingling
9. Addressing Migration Crisis – 3D-ID
10. Geolocation and Isotopes
11. Mass Fatalities and Rapid DNA
12. Standards in Disaster Victim Identification
13. New Developments in Blood Splatter and Textiles
14. Conclusions – Challenges in DVI in International Settings
Book details
ISBN: 9780128193945
Page Count: 300
Illustrations : 85 illustrations (15 in full color)
Retail Price : £101.00
9780124058897; 9780124045842; 9780128022610
Primary: Forensic Anthropologists, Forensic Pathologists, Medical Examiners and those working on medico-legal cases such asLaw Enforcement and Criminalists. Secondary: Students and Instructors of upper-level undergraduate and graduatelevel forensic science and criminal justice programs