Forensic Anthropology is the study of the human skeleton in a legal situation usually works alongside the law and Police to identify human remains and associated skeletal trauma related to manner death and to aid in the detection of crime.
Forensic anthropological techniques can be used to assist in the recovery of remains. A forensic anthropologist can also assist in the identification of deceased individuals whose remains are decomposed, burned, mutilated or otherwise unrecognizable.
Working as a Forensic Anthropologist is as varied as there are crimes, people and places.
In addition to assisting in locating and recovering human skeletal remains, forensic anthropologists work to assess the age, sex, ancestry, stature, and unique features of the remains.
Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical or biological anthropology to the legal process. Physical or biological anthropologists who specialize in forensics primarily focus their studies on the human skeleton.
University listings for Forensic Anthropology programs featuring certified Diplomates.
Boston University School of Medicine, MS in Forensic Anthropology, Boston, MAhttp://www.bumc.bu.edu/forensicanthro/masters-program/
California State University, Chico, CAhttp://www.csuchico.edu/anth/index.shtml
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UKhttp://www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/forensic_investigative/forensic_anthropology.php
University of Florida, Gainesville, FLhttp://www.poundlab.org/
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HIhttp://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/Programs/The four subfields/Physical Anthropology/index.html
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, INhttp://biology.uindy.edu/mshumanbio/index.php
Mercyhurst College, Erie, PAhttp://mai.mercyhurst.edu/academics/applied-forensic-sciences/
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIhttp://anthropology.msu.edu/physical/
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TNhttp://web.utk.edu/~fac/
Texas State University - San Marcoshttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NChttp://www.wcu.edu/3403.asp
This information provided by the The American Board of Forensic Anthropologyhttp://theabfa.org
The American Board of Forensic Anthropology was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit organization to provide, in the public interest and the advancement of science, a program of certification in forensic anthropology. In purpose and organization, the ABFA functions in much the same way as do certifying boards in various medical specialties and other scientific fields.