Forensic Anthropologists Notes

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International Intervention Amnestry international United nations AAAS American (association for the advancement of Science Instances of Human Rights Infringement: Holocaust (1933-1945) Pol Pot’s “killing fields” in Cambodia (1970-1975) Attempted genocide of Kurds in Iraq (1980-1988) Ethnic Cleansing Child labor (ongoing) Human Trafficking (ongoing) Baton Rouge is among the top 10 US cities for human trafficking How can Forensic Anthropologists Assist? Clandestine mass grave detection and excavation May conduct interviews with families/ acquaintances to obtain Antemortem  information
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Positive identification Detection between a culture’s normal burial patterns versus an abnormal burial Differentiate between commingled remains Trauma analysis of remains Analysis of compounds associated with decomposition Serve as expert witnesses in a court of law How does Human Rigts work differ from Standard Forensic work? for the professional forensic scientist, human rights work is basically the same as  everyday work. The differences lie in the perpetrators of the crimes, the cultural  assumptions and the scale of work. –Karen Ramey Burns, Forensic  Anthropologist Back in 1979, I was pulled into a case where I had to identify a bunch of boys  killed by a psychopath in Chicago. I never imagines that ten years later I’d be 
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