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NCJ Number: 193083 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Anthropology Training Manual
Author(s): Karen Ramey Burns
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 297
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-010576-7
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training manual offers a comprehensive look into the discipline of forensic anthropology containing basic knowledge needed to successfully collect and process skeletonized human remains.
Abstract: This training manual was designed to serve as an introduction into the discipline of forensic anthropology, a training guide, and a reference tool. The manual aids in the ability to collect and process skeletonized human remains. It introduces students to the knowledge and work of a forensic anthropologist. Information is provided in a format that helps the student move along in the study. The chapters are arranged deliberately in a sequence design to enhance effective teaching. The manual is divided into two parts. Part one focuses on the skeletal anatomy (or human osteology) encompassing ten chapters directly addressing the overall human skeleton, such as the skull, shoulder and chest, vertebral column, arm, hand, pelvis, leg, foot, and teeth. Part two moves into the forensic science interface encompassing five chapters focusing on laboratory analysis, field methods, professional results, and human rights applications. Appendix, glossary, references, tables and illustrations.
Main Term(s): Forensic science training
Index Term(s): Bone analysis; Forensic anthropology; Forensic sciences
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