Anthropological Witness: Lessons from the Khmer Rouge TribunalAnthropological Witness looks at big questions about the ethical imperatives and epistemological assumptions involved in explanation and the role of the public scholar in addressing issues relating to truth, justice, social repair, and genocide. Hinton asks: Can scholars who serve as expert witnesses effectively contribute to international atrocity crimes tribunals where the focus is on legal guilt as opposed to academic explanation?
Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. XOn Saturday 22 January 2000, two men found a small holdall, abandoned on an industrial estate in the north of Sheffield. Upon opening the bag they made a gruesome discovery. A badly decomposed body. Who was this person? Why did they die? Where had the body been stored all of this time?
On this course from The University of Sheffield, you’ll learn alongside the experts who worked to determine the identity of Mr. X. You’ll discover the forensic science techniques that were used to identify the body and understand the circumstances surrounding their death.
distinct disciplines, including anthropology—whose practitioners intersect with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Vital Topics Forum: Barriers to entry and success in forensic anthropologyAs with all scientific and academic disciplines, forensic anthropology upholds numerous barriers to entry and challenges to retention. Due to the field's homogeneity, lack of self-criticality, and maintenance of the status quo, many of these barriers remain unchecked, underdiscussed, and ultimately unchallenged. For example, the majority of nondisabled, neurotypical, cisgender, heterosexual white practitioners have faced relatively few barriers to success compared to those from