We are often asked, “Where do I start ?” – and this is what we always say – buy the ASFO Manual and take it from there. To be honest, the book is of mixed standards with some excellent contributions – Dental Identifications for example, and some less well – the Bitemarks chapter still reads a little like ABFO propaganda – but its worth a read and it helps set the stage and start you off. It is likely that a 6th Edition will be on its way – but not before 2017 so this is a text to buy now – it doesn’t really suit the Kindle format – get the paper version and then you can have it to reference whenever you like.
You can purchase the book from Amazon by clicking here.
Remember this is a manual rather then a textbook – the Chapters don’t necessarily link together – but everything can be read as a standalone. Jim Lewis’ ageing chapter is a particular highlight in this regard.
Previous versions of the manual are also available – I still use my Edition 3! – I love the larger format of it and the material is still relevant today. I picked up a copy for less than $5 the other day – definitely worth it in addition to the above!