“A Multi-Modal Method for Determining the Postmortem Interval in Juvenile Remains and Assessing Skeletal Health.” Ann H. Ross (PI) with NYC OCME and NC OCME, 2012. National Institute of Justice (2012-DN-BX-K049).
"Testing the Validity of Radiographic Comparisons in Positive Identifications." Ann H. Ross (PI), Sam Simmons (CoPI). 2010. National Institue of Justice (2010-DN-BX-K214).
“Geometric Morphometric Tools for the Classification of Human Skulls.”Ann H. Ross (PI), Dennis E. Slice (CoPI). 2005. National Institute of Justice (2005MU-BX-K078).
“The NIJ-NC State Training Podcast: Investigation Protocols for Death in Natural Environments”. Ann H. Ross (PI), David Hinks (CoPI), Billy Oliver (CoPI), Wes Watson (CoPI), Jason Byrd (CoPI). 2008. National Institute of Justice (2008-DN-BX-K213).
Recent Selected Publications (underline denotes student co-author)
About This Book
Juvenile homicide and fatal maltreatment remain serious and pervasive problems in the developed world and especially in the United States, where in 2005 some 1,500 children died from neglect and physical abuse. Alarming statistics such as this, as well as an upsurge in the media attention paid to all things forensic, underscore the pressing need for the utmost rigor in the scientific investigation of child abuse cases. This well timed volume is a response to the climate of public and press interest in such inquiries, where the forensic aspects of the casework generate an enormous amount of attention. The contributions cover a wide range of topics and explore many of the finer details of investigations into juvenile fatalities suspected of being abuse-related. The chapters reflect both the multi-disciplinary nature of such investigations, and also the need for law enforcement professionals to take a rounded, holistic approach to the casework involved.
The motivational factors that lead many professionals enter this arena of investigation are, of course, personal and individual. However, at the core of their commitment and their work is a shared need for justice, plain and simple. Victim advocacy and protecting the rights of children, both living and deceased, remains a key impetus for those professionals who specialize in child abuse research. At the heart of this book is the aim of providing both a vital resource for investigators, and a purposeful voice for the young victims of abuse, unable as they are to stand up and speak for themselves.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Available July 31 2011
2013 A.H. Ross, A. Hale, D. Slice. “3D-ID – Geometric Morphometric Software for Ancestry and Sex Determination”, in T. Delabarde, Ed.,C'est l'histoire d'un squelette: Manuel practique d'anthropologie médico-légal, ESKA, Paris, France (In Press).
2013 A. Humphries, A. Maxwell, A.H. Ross, D.H. Ubelaker."Regional Biological Variation in Mexico. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (Revise and Resubmit)."
2013 A. Maxwell, A.H. Ross.“A Radiographic Study on the Utility of Cranial Vault Outlines for Positive Identifications,” Journal of Forensic Sciences (In Press- expected publication date March 2014 issue).
2012 A. Humphries, A.H. Ross.“Sexual Dimorphism in the Portuguese Population,” Anthropologie: International Journal of the Science of Man 49:13-20.
2011 A. Maxwell, A.H. Ross. "The Epidemiology of Genocide: An Example from the Former Yugoslavia." Forensic Science Policy & Management 2: 94-102
2011 A.H. Ross, D.H. Ubelaker, E.H. Kimmerle. "Implications of Dimorphism, Population Variation, and Secular Change in Estimating Population Affinity in the Iberian Peninsula," Forensic Science International 206: 214e1-214e5.
2011 A.H. Ross, M.J. Manneschi. "New Identification Criteria for the Chilean Population: Estimation of Sex and Stature," Forensic Science International 204: 206.
2011 A.H. Ross, S. Cunningham."Time-Since-Death and Bone Weathering in a Tropical Environment," Forensic Science International 204: 126-133.
2011 G.M. Agostini, A.H. Ross. "The Effect of Weight on the Proximal Femur: A Cross-Sectional Analysis," Journal of Forensic Sciences (In press).
2010 A.H. Ross, S.E. Williams. "Craniofacial Growth, Maturation, and Change: Teens to Midadulthood," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 21: 458-461.
2010 J. Bytheway, A.H. Ross."A Geometric Morphometric Approach to Sex Determination of the Human Adult Os Coxa," Journal of Forensic Sciences 55: 859-864.
2009 A.H. Ross, E. Kimmerle. "Contribution of Quantitative Methods in Forensic Anthropology: A New Era," in S. Blau and D.H. Ubelaker, eds., Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology. Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press, pp 479-489.
2009 E.H. Kimmerle, A.B. Falsetti, A.H. Ross. "Immigrants, Undocumented Workers, Runaways, Transients and the Homeless: Towards Contextual Identification among Unidentified Decedents," Forensic Science Policy and Management 1: 178-186.
2009 A.H. Ross, D.H. Ubelaker."Effect of Intentional Cranial Modification on Craniofacial Landmarks: A Three-Dimensional Perspective," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 20: 2185-2187.
2009 A.H. Ross, S. Abel, D. Radisch."Pattern of Injury in Child Fatalities Resulting from Child Abuse," Forensic Science International 188:99-102.
2008 A.H. Ross, L. Suarez.. Case Study 8.1 "Tyranny and Torture in the Republic of Panama," in EH. Kimmerle and J.P. Baraybar. Trauma Identification: Skeletal Injuries resulting from human rights abuse, extra-judicial execution, and armed conflict. Boca Raton, CRC Press, pp 438-440.
2008 S. Harris, A.H. Ross. "Detecting an Undiagnosed Case of Non-Syndromic Facial Dysmorphism using Geometric Morphometrics," Journal of Forensic Sciences 53:1308-1312.
2008 A.H. Ross, S. Williams. "Testing Repeatability and Error of Coordinate Landmark Data Acquired from Crania," Journal of Forensic Sciences 53: 782-785.
2008 E.H. Kimmerle, A.H. Ross, D.E. Slice."Geometric Morphomotric Analysis of What Matters Most- Size or Shape?" Journal of Forensic Sciences 53:54-57.
2008 A.H. Ross, D.H. Ubelaker, S. Guillén. "Craniometric Patterning within Ancient Peru," Latin American Antiquity 19:158-166.
2007 D.T. Case, A.H. Ross. "Sex Determination from Hand and Foot Bone Lengths," Journal of Forensic Sciences 52:264-270.