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Forensic Anthropology: Disaster Victim Identification

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After reading"Identifying victims after a disaster" Is Forensic Anthropology effective as a discipline? Why or why not?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in putting together a discussion on the topic of victim identification in forensic anthropology's effectiveness. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Gist of the Article - 100 words
2. Forensic Anthropology - 100 words
3. Relevance based on #1 - 100 words

This outline should yield around 300 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

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Victim Identification in Forensic Anthropology

The article by Gould (2005) is an interesting and moving account of the utilization of the science of anthropology for justice and legal purposes (hence the addition of the term 'forensic' - meaning 'applied to or as requested/required within the court of law'). Essentially, it discusses how the science of both anthropology and archaeology has been used to identify victims of both natural disasters (i.e. tsunami, earthquakes, hurricanes) and human disasters (i.e. terrorism, ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of disaster victim identification (DVI) and the effectiveness and relevance of forensic anthropology. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.