An important update to the current body of work, this volume includes more than 15 techniques in human identification not previously covered. Forming a selected review of new identification methods, as well as a historical record of recent cases demonstrating their use, this valuable resource divides techniques into biometric evidence, identification from soft and hard tissues, identification of the unknown, and identity theft. Each chapter provides an overview of the method, brief details of the history and development of the science, new applications and developments, and case examples.
Section 1: Identification from Biometric Evidence. Geometric Morphometrics & Shape Analysis. Vein Pattern Analysis, & Case Review. Hand Geometry, & Case Review. Retinal Patterning. Iris Patterning. Voice Pattern Recognition. Stable Isotopes & Human Provenancing, & Case Review. DNA, & Case Review (9/11). Fingerprints, & Case Review. Section 2: Identification from Soft & Hard Tissues. Facial Anthropology, & Case Review. Facial Anthropology, & Case Review. Individuating Commingled & Burnt Human Remains. Differentiating Between Human and Non-Human Remains. Section 3: TBC. Ageing Living Individuals: Immigration & asylum issues, & Case Review. CBRN Incidents. Section 4: Identity Theft. Cyber Crime. Legal Identity Fraud & Theft. Section 5: Identifying the Unknown. Developments in Forensic Facial Composites. Missing Persons' Inquiries, & Case Review. Disaster Victim Identification, & Case Review