2. Documenting Context at the Outdoor Crime Scene: Why Bother?

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch2

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Dirkmaat, D. C. (2012) Documenting Context at the Outdoor Crime Scene: Why Bother?, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • outdoor contexts, recovery of human remains;
  • outdoor crime scene, and documentation;
  • law-enforcement protocols for outdoor, nonexistent;
  • outdoor crime scenes, and law-enforcement's perception;
  • forensic archaeology, in understanding past events;
  • law enforcement, and help from forensic anthropologists;
  • forensic archaeological outdoor scene recovery;
  • contextual settings of human remains;
  • ignoring the outdoor scene, a serious issue

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Forensic Death Investigation

  • Criminal Investigations and Processing of the Indoor Scene

  • Law-enforcement Perception of the Outdoor Crime Scene

  • Can Indoor Recovery Methods Apply to Outdoor Scenes?

  • Why Not Forensic Archaeology?

  • Contemporary Archaeological Principles

  • The Outdoor Forensic Scene

  • Defining Context at the Outdoor Scene

  • Forensic Archaeology

  • A Case Example

  • Discussion

  • References