skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 158060 Find in a Library
Title: William M. Bass and the Development of Forensic Anthropology in Tennessee
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:40  Issue:5  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:741-750
Author(s): M K Marks
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article surveys the results of 22 years of human identification services provided by William M. Bass.
Abstract: This article focuses on Bass's forensic anthropology experiences in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he contributed greatly to the development of the forensic anthropology program at the University of Tennessee and established the problem-oriented time- since-death research foundation on the relatively unknown processes of human decomposition. This research led to the exploration of the entomological perspective in estimating a postmortem interval. Much of the article is devoted to a discussion of the demographic characteristics of Bass's forensic anthropology caseload. 1 table, 14 figures, and 18 notes
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Criminology; Forensic anthropology; Tennessee; Victim identification
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.