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H UMAN R EMAINS AT THE C RIME S CENE A CTIVITY T HE B ODY F ARM P ODCAST Q UESTIONS Questions Answers 1. When Dr. Bass works cases, either cold cases or ongoing investigation, what is his role in the investigation? Dr.Bass is the Forensic Anthropologist, he is tasked with the job of finding out as much information about the deceased person as possible. He is asked to determine if he can identify the deceased person, also he tries to identify how long they have been dead and with it should be ruled as homicide or suicide. 2. What role does the Body Farm play in forensic science? The Body Farm is a very big and important role in forensic science. It is very critical for research because it allows scientists to recreate scenarios with bodies and to test and research about human decomposition. 3. What is the “sniffer”? Why could this development be important? The sniffer is a type of mechanical device that can pick up some compounds from a decaying body
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Unformatted text preview: and will locate the body. This could be very important because it could be put onto vehicles and driven across fields, making finding bodies much easier. 4. Are insects a fool-proof way to determine time of death? Why or why not? Yes, they are very helpful in determining time of death. Before 24 hours, have fully passed the time of death can be determined easily by checking the potassium level in the gel of the yes. After 24 hours the bugs in the body are like a time stamp. 5. Why are family members or law enforcement personnel sometimes interested in having people like Dr. Bass take a look at old cases? Forensic anthropologist can help close a cold case, even if the cases are decades old, which is why people are sometimes interested in having people like Dr.Bass look at their old cases. Dr.Bass has successfully solved many old cases, even one that he looked at a whole 48 years after the death....
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