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Author Kimmerle, Erin H.

Title Skeletal trauma : identification of injuries resulting from human rights abuse and armed conflict / Erin H. Kimmerle, Jose Pablo Baraybar
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (493 pages)
Contents An epidemiological approach to forensic investigations of violations to international humanitarian and human rights law -- Differential diagnosis of skeletal trauma -- Blasting injuries -- Blunt force trauma -- Skeletal evidence of torture -- Sharp force trauma -- Gunfire injuries -- Variation in gunfire wounds by skeletal region
Summary Covering large-scale human rights violations, this work describes the mechanisms of injuries, synthesizes variations in wounding patterns, and constructs a framework for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting physical evidence for use at trial. It presents protocols for systemic data collection and methods for differential wound diagnosis
Notes "A CRC title."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Forensic osteology.
Human rights -- Health aspects.
Musculoskeletal system -- Wounds and injuries.
Torture victims -- Yugoslavia.
War victims -- Yugoslavia.
Forensic Anthropology.
Bone and Bones -- injuries.
Human Rights Abuses.
War Crimes.
Form Electronic book
Author Baraybar, José Pablo, 1964-
ISBN 1420009117 (electronic bk.)
9781420009118 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)