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Crime Scene Investigations

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1. Crime scene investigators often find just a few bones of the victims. Which bones are typically used in crime scene investigations?

2. How do the investigators tell how tall the victim was from these bones?

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Please help me answer the following question:

1. Crime scene investigators often find just a few bones of the victims. Which bones are typically used in crime scene investigations?

Like all detective work, forensic science involves the painstaking process of gathering evidence and analyzing it. Crime scene investigators spend hours collecting and sorting through bits of clothing, strands of hair, even cigarette butts, in the hope of obtaining evidence that will link a perpetrator to a crime. Each item is tagged, carefully logged and sent on for further examination in the lab. http://www.magazine.utoronto.ca/05winter/F04.asp

The bones most often used in crime scene investigations are the pelvis, sacrum, ribs, long bones, facial skeleton, skull, cranium, and femur. Bones or fragmented bones are used to identify characteristics of the victim such as sex, age, ancestry, anomalies and pathologies are ...

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Crime scene investigators often find just a few bones of the victims. This solution discusses which bones are typically used in crime scene investigations, as well how the investigators can tell how tall the victim was from these bones.

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