5. The Places we will go: Paths Forward in Forensic Anthropology

  1. Douglas H. Ubelaker
  1. Dawnie Wolfe Steadman

Published Online: 14 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118373880.ch5

Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions

Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions

How to Cite

Steadman, D. W. (2012) The Places we will go: Paths Forward in Forensic Anthropology, in Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions (ed D. H. Ubelaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118373880.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119941231

Online ISBN: 9781118373880

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Keywords:

  • paths forward in forensic anthropology;
  • forensic anthropology, one component of biological anthropology;
  • modern human biological variation and medicolegal significance;
  • AAFS Physical Anthropology members, from bioarchaeology, human biology;
  • biological profile, tool narrowing list to potential missing persons;
  • forensic taphonomy and the PMI;
  • taphonomic in post-mortem interval, perimortem and post-mortem;
  • validation studies for accuracy, the paths forward to crucial questions;
  • ‘positive’ and SWGANTH, latent print, ancestry estimation;
  • forensic anthropologists in catch-22, methodology in variability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The history of forensic anthropology

  • Forensic anthropological practice

  • Current challenges and research in forensic anthropology

  • International perspectives on forensic anthropology

  • Future goals in forensic anthropology

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Further reading