Forensic Anthropology: Principles and Practice (ARCM602)

15 credits

Forensic Anthropology is a rapidly evolving sub-field of Biological Anthropology that applies anthropological principles and techniques to recover evidence for criminal, humanitarian and mass disaster investigations. In this module you will acquire an in-depth understanding of the techniques, methods and processes used by forensic anthropologists and other forensic specialists to gather evidence to solve problems and answer questions of legal significance. The module will start by discussing the different contexts in which forensic anthropologists are employed, both domestically and internationally. The module will then move through the different phases of human remains casework in chronological order - from crime scene to court. 

This module is core for those studying the MSc in Bioarchaeology (Forensic Anthropology), but is also available as an option for other master’s students.