Title

Broken Bodies, Broken Bones: Bioarchaeological and Forensic Approaches to Violence

Editors

Caryn Tegtmeyer, & Debra L. Martin (Eds.)

Document Type

Monograph

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Publisher

Lexington Books

Publisher Location

New York

First page number:

253

Abstract

Injury recidivism is a continuing health problem in the modern clinical setting and has been part of medical literature for some time. However, it has been largely absent from forensic and bioarchaeological scholarship, despite the fact that practitioners work closely with skeletal remains and, in many cases, skeletal trauma. The contributors to this edited collection seek to close this gap by exploring the role that injury recidivism and accumulative trauma plays in bioarchaeological and forensic contexts. Case examples from prehistoric, historic, and modern settings are included to highlight the avenues through which injury recidivism can be studied and analyzed in skeletal remains and to illustrate the limitations of studying injury recidivism in deceased populations

Language

English


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