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FORENSIC SCIENCE

STUDIES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE NO. 1:

FORENSIC - ANTHROPOLOGY, SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

SURINDER NATH (University of Delhi, Delhi, India), V. N. SEHGAL

(C.F.S.L., CBI, New Delhi, India) AND M. K. BHASIN (University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

2005• Pages: 204 • Size: 140 x 220 mm • Binding: Hard • ISBN 81-85264-36-8 •

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STUDIES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

Forensic Anthropology is the application of physical anthropologist’s specialized knowledge of human sexual, racial, age, stature and individual variation to problems of medical jurisprudence. In other words it is the application of the physical anthropological techniques to the legal process. Identification of the recently dead persons falls under the domain of forensic medicine, while that of the decomposed/mutilated bodies and skeletal remains comes under the canopy of forensic anthropology. Forensic Anthropology has its roots in medical sciences, especially anatomical sciences; methods used in identification of skeletal remains were derived from anatomy school cadavers whose age, sex, stature and morbidity are known. The main function of forensic anthropology is to examine human variability and use it for identification purpose. May it be from finger prints, morphological characteristics like hair or other bodily characters or through handwriting analysis? This volume also includes papers pertaining to ballistics, wherein advanced techniques of comparing the use of fire arms are discussed. Finally this volume presents studies related to analysis of poisonous material and its impact in homicidal cases.

CONTENTS

Preface

    I. ANTHROPOMETRY

  1. O.P. JASUJA • Morphological Features of Human Hair: Forensic Significance
  2. SURINDER NATH • Estimation of Stature from Bones of Upper and Lower Extremities
  3. L. SUNITA DEVI AND SURINDER NATH • Reconstruction of Stature Through Upper Limb Measurements
  4. SURINDER NATH AND PREETI JAIN • Use of Lower Limb Measurements in Estimation of Stature
  5. TH. BIJOY SINGH, L. CHANDRAMANI SINGH AND L. FIMATE • Age Determination from the Degree of Fusion of Manubrio-Mesosternal Joint
  6. SURINDER NATH AND SHVETA DATTA • Significance of Bone Wreckage in Forensic Anthropology
  7. A. MOMONCHAND • Age Determination from the Secondary Changes in Tooth
  8. II. DERMATOGLYPHICS AND DOCUMENTATION

  9. P. R. MONDAL • Dermatoglyphics and Its Forensic Applications
  10. M.I. SHAH AND H.S. MAHESHWARI • Development of Latent Finger Print on Various Surfaces by Some Organic Dyes in Powder Form
  11. S. NATH • Comparison and Value of Fingerprint Impressions in Court
  12. V.N. SEHGAL• Documents - Forgeries, Examination and Their Handling
  13. III. FORENSIC BALLISTICS

  14. N.P. WAGHMARE, M.S. RAO AND A. MANNA • Recent Advances in Shooter Identification Technique
  15. C. N. BHATTACHARYYA • Gunshot Residue Particle Analysis- A State of the Art Technique
  16. C. N. BHATTACHARYYA, B. P. SINGH, P. K. SRIVASTAVA AND R. P. SINGH • Evaluation of Shooting Case Parameters to Discriminate Between Suicidal and Accidental Firearm Fatalities
  17. C. N. BHATTACHARYYA, S. S. BAISOYA, P. SIDDAMBARY AND R. P. SINGH • Lateral Dispersion of Gunshot Residue Particles Analysis of Total Particle Population Using SEM EDXA
  18. IV. FORENSIC MEDICINE

  19. D. HARISH, B. R. SHARMA, VIVEK SHARMA, AND K. VIJ • The Present Day PoisoningScenario and the Role of Chemical Analysis
  20. L. FIMATE • Updating Specimen Collection of Viscera for Toxicological Analysis

Index

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