17. Interpreting Traumatic Injury to Bone in Medicolegal Investigations

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Steven A. Symes1,
  2. Ericka N. L'Abbé2,
  3. Erin N. Chapman3,
  4. Ivana Wolff3 and
  5. Dennis C. Dirkmaat4

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch17

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Symes, S. A., L'Abbé, E. N., Chapman, E. N., Wolff, I. and Dirkmaat, D. C. (2012) Interpreting Traumatic Injury to Bone in Medicolegal Investigations, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch17

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Tennessee, USA

  2. 2

    University of Pretoria, South Africa

  3. 3

    Mercyhurst College, USA

  4. 4

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • human skeletal trauma analysis;
  • interpreting traumatic injury to bone, medicolegal;
  • skeletal trauma analysis;
  • skeletal elements, haphazardly removed from a site;
  • skeletal biomechanics;
  • extrinsic, intrinsic forces, and bone fractures;
  • bone fractures and speed of a force;
  • skeletal trauma, and bone modification;
  • BFT to cranium;
  • forensic anthropologist, and fatal-fire victims

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Skeletal Biomechanics

  • Identification of Skeletal Trauma

  • Blunt-Force Trauma

  • Special Class of BFT: Evidence for Abuse/Torture

  • Sharp-Force Trauma

  • Ballistic Trauma

  • Trauma Analysis of Fatal-Fire Vicitims

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References