Utilizing Forensic Technologies for Unidentified Human Remains: Death Investigation Resources, Strategies, and Disconnects

George W. Adams

November 23, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 235 Pages - 42 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482263473 - CAT# K24370

USD$79.95

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Features

  • Provides an overview of the NCIC, CODIS, NamUs, IDENT, IAFIS, and NDIR databases
  • Includes dozens of case examples where current databases and investigative tools have yielded positive identification results
  • Takes a cross-disciplinary approach that examines resources for fingerprint, odontological, anthropological, and various types of DNA evidence
  • Focuses on unidentified remains and missing and unidentified person cold cases
  • Outlines the nature and type of evidence that can be checked and verified against state, regional, and federal evidence databases

Summary

In missing and unidentified investigations, an abyss of dissonance seems to exist between law enforcement and the community they serve that all too often creates grating wounds that may never heal. Utilizing Forensic Technologies for Unidentified Human Remains: Death Investigation Resources, Strategies, and Disconnects bridges this abyss.

This is the first book that provides comprehensive coverage of the tools for forensic, law enforcement, and investigative professionals to explain how to utilize the vast repositories of online databases of evidence that can help investigators solve cold cases.

Bringing together crucial information in a single, non-technical resource, the book reviews the use of the NCIC, CODIS, NamUs, IDENT, IAFIS, and NDIR databases. It employs a cross-disciplinary approach to forensic evidence and includes dozens of examples where these techniques have concluded in positive results.

The book presents the material in a blended medium of both conceptual and nonfiction environments so that students, educators, investigators, families, and the public at large can easily understand. It includes dozens of examples that illustrate cases where current databases and investigative tools have yielded positive identification results.

Helping to unite families and law enforcement, this book will assuage future dissonance through understanding and transparency. After reading this book, you will gain the understanding required to develop effective strategies for the investigation of unresolved cases with a deep sense of purpose for both family and law enforcement.