Forensic Anthropology and the United States Judicial System (Forensic Science in Focus)
A guide to the interface between forensic anthropology and the United States legal system
Designed for forensic anthropologists at all levels of expertise, Forensic Anthropology and the United States Judicial System offers a comprehensive examination of how to effectively present osteological analyses, research and interpretations in the courtroom. Written by noted experts, the book contains an historical perspective of the topic, a review of current legislation that affects expert testimony as well as vital information on courtroom procedure and judicial expectation of experts.
A comprehensive book, Forensic Anthropology and the United States Judicial System explains how to prepare case reports and offers suggestions for getting ready for pre-trial interviews. The book also includes detailed information on affidavits, fee structures and dealing with opposing experts. This book is part of the popular Wiley – American Association for Forensic Sciences series and:
- Offers a unique volume that addresses the interface between forensic anthropology and the legal system
- Contains detailed guidelines for expert testimony by forensic anthropologists with all levels of experience, from beginner to expert
- Includes information from the perspective of the Judiciary in terms of process and expectations of the Court
- Shows how to maintain independence from, and collaborate with other experts
- Presents detailed explanations of current legislation impacting forensic science
Forensic Anthropology and the United States Judicial System is an information-filled guide for practitioners of the rapidly growing field that integrates forensic sciences and the judicial system.
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