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Unformatted text preview: and can be challenged on scientific grounds o Example: testing for Gunshot residue Scientific opinion: GR test matches fingerprints Legal opinion: suspect was defending himself • Daubert standard • In Anthropology o Treatment of the remains o Collecting data on unknown remains while in the lab? Or performing additional/non-standard tests on these remains? Not ethical o Collecting data on known remains while in the lab? Or performing additional/ non-standard tests on these remains? More ethical o Donated cases? Ethical o Keeping cool trauma or pathology specimens? Take photographs and return to family o Tweaking the data at the request of the police? Prosecutor? Family? No • The moral to the story o Don’t lie o Document everything o Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice o And if you have to think twice about it, you probably shouldn’t do it...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANT 3520 taught by Professor K during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '10