Forensic Identification

Forensic Identification

Putting A Name And Face On Death

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About 4,000 unidentified deceased persons are discovered in the United States every year. But forensic experts are successful in identifying about 3,000 of those bodies within a year. In Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death, forensic anthropologist Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray takes readers into the morgues and forensic labs where experts use advanced technology to determine the identities of dead bodies whose names are not known because the bodies are mutilated, decomposed beyond recognition, or cut into pieces. She also explores what happens to the bodies and remains that belong to people who have been missing for so long that law enforcement and forensic files are no longer active.

Through a wide range of fascinating scientific methods--including DNA testing, facial reconstruction, dental records, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and X-rays--forensic specialists work to piece together the stories that will give names back to the unknown dead and missing. Come along to watch the experts do their amazing work.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780761366966
Characteristics: 72 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.


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Aug 02, 2015

Surprised and pleased to find that this kept my attention. Informative, yet also interactive through the inclusion of real-life cases and how they were resolved.


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