Forensic Biomechanics

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 20, 2012 - Medical - 176 pages
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Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, and it is one of the most exciting and fastest growing research areas. In forensic science, it is biomechanics that explains trauma to the body at a crime scene or the fracture of fibers and textiles, and helps interpret blood spatter. Forensic Biomechanics is a comprehensive overview of the role of biomechanics in forensics. Well-illustrated with real-life case studies, and using a multidisciplinary approach, this unique book is an invaluable reference for practicing forensic scientists, lawyers, and researchers.
 

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Contents

Biomechanics of Bone and Bony
Biomechanics of SkinandSoft Tissue
6Blunt Force Trauma
TheMechanics of Bloodstain Pattern
The CreationofDroplets
Fibresand Textiles 6 1 Introduction
Index
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Jules Kieser Director, Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Michael Taylor Science Leader, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), Christchurch Science Centre, New Zealand

Debra Carr Impact and Armour Group, Department of Engineering and Applied Science, Cranfield Defence and Security, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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