Forensic Analysis of the Skeleton: Making the Bones Speak
Stephen Nawrocki, Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Director of Osteology at the Archaeology and Forensic Laboratory
When decomposed or skeletonized human remains are discovered, a forensic anthropologist is often called in to assist with the investigation. The unique training and skills of the anthropologist help to (1) conduct a controlled archeological recovery of the bones and evidence from the crime scene, (2) establish the identity of the decedent, and (3) determine how the individual died. This presentation will look at the science of analyzing the skeleton, which is not always presented accurately on television or by the media.
Secrets of Forensic Pathology: Gunshot Wounds
Darin Wolfe, Board Certified Forensic Pathologist
Dr. Darin Wolfe, a board certified forensic pathologist, will discuss the basic physics of gunshots, how wounds are created in human tissues and how the range of the gunshot is determined in legal cases.