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    Evidence Interpretation

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    one of these key elements. Many factors can determine if the evidence submitted before a court of law is accurate such as how the evidence is collected, if proper protocell was followed before the laboratory’s handling of the evidence, and if the evidences was accurately processed by the crime scene laboratory by various forensic scientists. Furthermore, with the advances in technology in today’s society, various pieces of evidence such a DNA analysis have been considered a crucial element…

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    Ruth Brennan’s remains were found in an unmarked grave by grave diggers on the edge of a cemetery and placed in evidence bags by police who sent them to coroner’s office. The coroner did not find any signs of foul play and later sent the unidentified skull, personal contents, and soil samples to forensic anthropologists (Fox Film Corporation, 2006). According to Byers (2011), recovery efforts by police and untrained workers such as those applied in this case create difficulty because vital…

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    Clea Koff Case Study

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    I chose to write my bio-sketch on Clea Koff, she is a forensic anthropologist and author who worked for the United Nations as well as for the Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the tribal for the formal Yugoslavia. She was born in 1972 in London, England to Msindo Mwinyipembe and David Koff. Her father was American and Jewish, and her mother was Tanzanian. Both of her parents were documentary filmmakers who were focused on many issues such as human rights and traveled the world for their work;…

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    Forensic Anthropology is not only a career based on discovering human remains but entitles many different jobs within the obligation of becoming one. Forensic Anthropologist’s are involved in cases that contain human skeletal remains, decomposed corpses or burned bodies of victims. They help to identify victims, estimate when the death occurred or recreate what happened at the time of death and after death. Some might even be requested to provide witness statements to courts in a medicolegal…

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    Forensic Anthropology

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    For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with forensic science and I distinctly remember my brother and I running home from the bus stop every day, when we were in middle school, just so we would not miss the introductory scene of the new Criminal Minds episode. The show always began right at 3 and our bus got to the stop roughly around 2:55; just enough time to run home and turn it to the right channel. And as any fan of Criminal Minds knows, the beginning is the most captivating…

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    Over the course of years Forensic Anthropology and Biology has coincided with the criminal court system, and has had the ability to help face dangerous individuals with justice and to find these individuals guilty. Forensic Biology is defined as the application of science where the process of identifying badly decomposed, skeletal, or that of unidentified human remains is done. Forensic Anthropology is defined as the application of science that involves the physical anthropology to the criminal…

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    Forensic Anthropology

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    Did you know that forensic anthropologists can tell you the age, sex, gender, race and cause of death all by examining the skeletal remains of a deceased individual? Well, it’s true! Forensic Anthropology may be a field that is relatively new to the criminal justice world, but new or not, it sure does add significant value to any investigation having to do with unidentifiable remains. The world of forensic anthropology is known by few, but the community is a very well educated and close-knit…

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    Forensic Anthropology A forensic anthropologist is a person who works with different law enforcement agencies to identify and evaluate skeletal evidence; their job consists of studying bones (the field is known as osteology) and they profile the subjects by accumulating information that can determine the age (at death), the gender, and the physical condition of the remains. Forensic anthropologists have a multitude of benefits and challenges, but the reward of helping give the remains their…

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    The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a professional website that was founded in 1948. The purpose of this American Academy of Forensic Sciences community is to provide information towards leadership of science, and the knowledge about the legal system. This community was developed to inform and educated everyone about their knowledge about this program, and to help them gather information on that specific subject of forensic science. It is searching for people that will join their…

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    PhD in Forensic Science Summary: This article provides information about the PhD in Forensic Science. Forensic science is an advanced degree that works with law enforcement to secure firm prosecutions. Forensic scientist work with evidence and use advanced scientific methods to analyze and determine information from that evidence. Forensic science is science in the service of the law. Common techniques used by forensic scientists are: • DNA profiling • Ballistics • Fingerprint analysis •…

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