9780136050735

Hard Evidence: Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology

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    9780136050735

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    0136050735

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 12/23/2008
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

For courses in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science. This reader is an essential supplement to a forensic anthropology text. It provides case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches and practical experiences in the field. The book provides both introductory and advanced students with a strong sense of the cases in which forensic anthropologists become involved, along with their professional and ethical responsibilities, the scientific rigor required, and the multidisciplinary nature of the science.

Author Biography

Dawnie Wolfe Steadman, Ph.D. Dr. Steadman received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University, SUNY, following three years as an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Dr. Steadman serves as a forensic anthropology consultant to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner and several New York agencies. Her research interests are in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. She has conducted excavations and skeletal analyses of several historic and prehistoric archaeological sites in Illinois, Iowa, and New York. Dr. Steadman is particularly interested in paleopathology, population genetic modeling of past populations, and the application of forensic anthropology to human rights investigations.

Table of Contents

Hard Evidence, 2 nd ed
Personal Identification : Theory and Applications
The Marty Miller Case: Introducing Forensic Anthropology
Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Identification in Homicide Investigation: A Case Study from New York
The Herring Casendash;An Outlier
An Incidental Finding
Science Contextualized: The Identification of a U.S. MIA of the Vietnam War from Two Perspectives
Legal Considerations of Forensic Anthropology Casework in the United States
Multiple Points of Similarity
The Influence of the Daubert Guidelines on Anthropological Methods of Scientific Identification in the Medical Examiner Setting
A Forensic Analysis of Human Remains from a Historic Conflict in North Dakota
Applications of Archaeology
Love Lost and Gone Forever
The Contributions of Archaeology and Physical Anthropology to the John McRae Case
Unusual ldquo;Crimerdquo; Scenes: The Role of Forensic Anthropology in Recovering and Identifying American MIAsp. 108
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