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H2O Criminalistics & Pathology Symposium

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Dear All,


please, distribute this information to your colleagues and please display

poster and brochure on the notice board in your institution.


The ?§Cattedra di Medicina Legale?? (legal medicine department) of the

Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro (Italy) together with Legal Medicine

ASL TO2 of Turin (Italy) would like to announce the first symposium

concerning underwater criminal investigation.


?§H2O Criminalistics & Pathology Symposium??


Magna Graecia University

18-21 November 2010




The aim of this symposium is to attract scientists and law enforcement

agents that have been involved in crime scenes in water.


It is envisaged from the expertise that is expected to attend this

symposium that the topics will include:

?{ the location and recovery of an immersed corpse (protocols and equipment)

?{ causes and time of death (forensic pathology, toxicology, anthropology,

taphonomy, botany, limnology, microbiology and zoology)

?{ identification of the death scene (botany, toxicology)

?{ personal identification (anthropology, fingerprints and molecular



Following each session a discussion encompassing case studies will ensue.

As well special sessions will be organised on mass disaster in water and

underwater archaeology.



Some of the invited speakers include FBI Underwater Crime Scene

Investigation and anthropology specialists, American and European forensic

water experts and Pathologists and Italian Police groups involved in

cases when humans are found dead in water.


The intent of this Symposium is to further our understanding of human

remains recovery in water and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of

current research in the numerous scientific disciplines associated with

crime scenes in water.


Brochure and Poster of the Symposium in attachment.


For further information:


[email protected]

(+39) 347 - 14.16.900


Prof. Pietrantonio Ricci

President of the Simposium


Prof. Giulio Di Mizio

Dott.ssa Paola Magni



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