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Mary Bailey (2005)

The Practical Application of Forensic Anthropology for Human Rights

Forensic anthropology is the study of human skeletal remains to determine those experiences had by the individual during life, just prior to death, and just after death based on evidence from the skeleton. The practical application of forensic anthropology to human rights is pertinent and necessary, as thousands of people die every year at the hands of their own governments with only their skeletons to tell their stories.

Forensic anthropology can bring the murderers to justice and allow the families of victims to heal. This project strives to further the knowledge of this topic to the researcher, and will be synthesized by the creation of a manual for non-anthropologists as to the necessity of forensic anthropology in this turbulent world.