The Scientific Investigation of Mass Graves: Towards Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures

Front Cover
Margaret Cox
Cambridge University Press, 2008 - Law - 562 pages
2 Reviews
This book describes the detailed processes and techniques essential for the scientific investigation of atrocity crimes. It includes methods for the location, evaluation, excavation, recovery, and recording of mass graves and the analysis of human remains and other evidence in order to establish the identity of victims and the cause and manner of their deaths. This volume establishes protocols and standard operating procedures to guide standards and approaches that can be used for both judicial and humanitarian contexts. The procedures for field and mortuary application are flexible and can meet specific project aims, constraints, and contexts.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

2
39
3
109
4
148
5
183
6
268
forms relating to this chapter can be found on the
270
7
295
vertical diameter of the humeral head
337
Figure 88 Descriptive aspects of an individual tooth and palatal
413
Measurement
436
Figure 813 Lateral aspect of
437
Measurement of the adult clavicle scapula and sternum
446
Measurement of the adult humerus radius ulna and metacarpal
448
Figure 830 A guide to measurements of the proximal left
456
Figure 832 A guide to measurements of the
458
9
463

from 15 months to 12 years
371
8
383
Table 810 Terminology for describing antemortem trauma on bone
398
a
402
Figure 92 Searching soil samples from a grave site for
467
close genetic relatives Wenk 2004 The availability of relatives and
484
10
498

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Ambika Flavel is Forensic Osteoarchaeologist with the Inforce Foundation. She has been involved in field missions in such places as Guatamala, the Balkans and Iraq as well as training and capacity building programs, teaching field and laboratory techniques to university students, professionals, and law enforcement agencies.

Bibliographic information