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Forensic Anthropology and the United States Judicial System

Edited by: Laura C. Fulginiti, Kristen Hartnett-McCann, Alison Galloway

ISBN13: 9781119470052
Published: September 2019
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00



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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.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Part One: Context
Chapter 1: Confrontation: Where Forensic Science Meets the 6th Amendment (Jennifer C. Love and Laura Fulginiti)
Chapter 2: “Somewhere in this Twilight”: The Circumstances Leading to the NAS Report (Thomas Holland and Christian Crowder)
Chapter 3: From the Laboratory to the Witness Stand: Research Trends and Method Validation in Forensic Anthropology (Jonathan D. Bethard, and Elizabeth A. DiGangi)
Chapter 4: Expertise and the Expert Witness: Contemporary Educational Foundations of Forensic Anthropology (Katelyn L. Bolhofner and Andrew C. Seidel)
Part Two: The Rubber Meets the Road
Chapter 5: Transparency in Forensic Anthropology through the Implementation of Quality Assurance Practices (Julie Fleischman, Michal Pierce and Christian Crowder)
Chapter 6: Report Writing and Case Documentation in Forensic Anthropology (Lauren Zephro and Alison Galloway)
Chapter 7: Skull Shots: Forensic Photography for Anthropologists (Lauren Zephro and Alison Galloway)
Chapter 8: The Peer Review Process: Expectations and Responsibilities (Kristen Hartnett-McCann, Laura Fulginiti, Alison Galloway, and Katherine TaylorXX)
Chapter 9: The United States Justice System and Forensic Anthropology: Preparing for Court (Daniel G. Martin and Laura C. Fulginiti)
Chapter 10: Litigation Graphics in the Courtroom Presentation of Forensic Anthropology (Gary Hodges)
Chapter 11: Maintaining Independence in an Adversarial System: Expert Witness Testimony in Forensic Anthropology (Eric J. Bartelink, Laura Fulginiti, Alison Galloway and Katherine M. Taylor)
Chapter 12: Valuing Your Time: Appropriate Calculation of Fees and Expenses as an Expert Witness (Alison Galloway, Eric Bartelink and Kristen Hartnett-McCann)
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Index