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Type: Journal article
Title: DVI missions in the Carribean - the practical aspects of disaster victim identification
Author: Winskog, C.
Citation: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 2012; 8(2):109-113
Publisher: Humana Press, Inc.
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1547-769X
Statement of
Calle Winskog
Abstract: Human trafficking of young men from Africa to Europe is a crime with often devastating consequences. The African continent loses members of the younger generation and many die during the attempt to reach their destinations. The identification of these victims is often difficult, however the structured and by now well-established procedures utilizing standard disaster victim identification protocols provide a reliable and functional approach. The logistics involved are straightforward, and one of the many functions of the team leader is to monitor and control the flow of cases through the system. The importance of ante mortem data for the purposes of identification is clear-no ante mortem data means no identification. Two different missions conducted in the Caribbean are described to illustrate particular difficulties that may occur.
Keywords: Disaster victim identification; Interpol; Antemortem data; Pathology; Odontology
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
RMID: 0020118952
DOI: 10.1007/s12024-011-9273-2
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