Forensic Anthropology Training Manual

3rd Edition

Karen Ramey Burns

Routledge
Published January 20, 2012
Textbook - 384 Pages
ISBN 9780205022595 - CAT# Y204616

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Summary

Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains.

Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology.

The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers of the information and services available from a professional forensic anthropologist. The first section (Chapters 2-11) is a training guide to assist in the study of human skeletal anatomy. The second section (Chapters 12-17) focuses on the specific work of the forensic anthropologist, beginning with an introduction to the forensic sciences.

Learning Goals

  • Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
  • Have a strong foundation in human skeletal anatomy
  • Explain how this knowledge contributes to the physical description and personal identification of human remains
  • Understand the basics of excavating a grave, preparing a forensic report, and presenting expert witness
  • testimony in a court of law
  • Define forensic anthropology within the broader context of the forensic sciences
  • Describe the work of today’s forensic anthropologists

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