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FSC239Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Briey, Missing Person, Forensic Anthropology


Department
Forensic Science
Course Code
FSC239Y5
Professor
Joel Cahn
Lecture
4

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Forensic Anthropology Case Study- Dr. Tracy Rogers
BACKGROUND- CASE STUDIES
1st year
use original sources
2nd year
familiar with journals
different types of articles
research
experimental
correlational
most extensive
shorter articles
technical note
specific technique (used in biology)- testing, validating
brief communication
briefly addresses specific issue
case study (ppl like it more because its more narrative)
specific example in detail
used in some disciplines where experiments difficult
medicine
psychology
narrative format (should not be used in all cases depending on the cases, and not all case
studies are created equally)
BUT should be MORE than just a story
distinguish a good case study from a poor one
good case study:
must have a clear purpose
2 main purposes of case studies:
provide guidance in unique situations that other could encounter
lesson that can be generalized to apply to multiple situations
conclusion/takeaway
what is the author’s message or lesson for you?
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
search for, Document, Recover, Analyze, human remains
2010 Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS) and Office of Chief Coroner Ontario
(OCCO) forensic anthropologist required:
bodies are burned, buried, outdoor, scattered, badly decomposed or skeletonized remains
who can call/request of FA (Forensic Anthropologist)?
Coroner, pathologist, police, OFM
THREE MAIN POINTS
1) importance of determining forensic significance
2) avoid making assumptions
3) importance of critical thinking in crime scene investigation
1) Forensic Significance
Role to play in medico-legal investigation
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