Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9961
Title: Disaster Victim Identification: Experience and Practice
Contributor(s): Black, Sue (author); Sunderland, Graham (author); Hackman, S Lucina (author); Mallett, Xanthe  (author)
Publication Date: 2011
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9961
Abstract: Disaster management has become an increasingly global issue, and victim identification is receiving greater attention. By raising awareness through past events and experiences, practitioners and policymakers can learn what works, what doesn't work, and how to avoid future mistakes. Disaster Victim Identification: Experience and Practice presents a selection of key historical incidents in the United Kingdom and includes candid discussions of potential areas for improvement in preparedness and future deployment capabilities. Each chapter in the book addresses a specific disaster and covers a number of main points in relation to the incident. For each event, the book presents data such as the manpower available at the time of the disaster, the number of officers involved in the deployment, and their relevant experience at the time. Details of the disaster follow, as well as the recovery and identification methods employed, the number of fatalities and casualties, and lessons learned. The book also explores the short- and long-term effects that the disaster had on the response team and the community. Finally, each chapter examines important present-day developments in relation to the event. The book summarizes important aspects of the particular disaster in terms of legislative, moral, practical, or other contribution to the field of mass disaster planning, preparation, and deployment on a wider scale. Viewing disaster management from a global perspective, this volume contains the combined input of academics, forensic specialists, trainers, and law enforcement professionals who focus on actual cases to honestly assess events and provide recommendations for improvement.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: CRC Press
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, United States of America
ISBN: 9781420094138
9781420094121
Field of Research (FOR): 160204 Criminological Theories
069901 Forensic Biology
160102 Biological (Physical) Anthropology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/152144856
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7HAymQf1tUIC
Extent of Pages: 266
Series Name: Global Perspectives on Disaster Victim Identification
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