The Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center of the American Academy of Forensic Scienceis supported in part by NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence. The HHRRC seeks to utilize the assets of the AAFS to promote the application of contemporary forensic science and forensic medicine principles to global humanitarian and/or human rights projects. Together with the new Chair of the HHRRC, Dr. Dawnie Steadman, the FTCoE invites you to learn more about the history and future of the HHRRC with the following video message.
For more about HHRRC’s work, visit their FTCoE page here.
As Dr. Steadman highlighted in the video message above, the inaugural Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center Poster and Networking Session was hosted at the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA. This session was an open meeting where over 200 attendees met HHRRC researchers to learn about the application of forensic science to investigate humanitarian and human rights injustices. The virtual poster session below showcases materials and posters from that event.
Conservation and Analysis of Human Remains from the Khmer
Rouge–Period Mass Gravesite of Krang Ta Chan, Cambodia
Julie M. Fleischman
Application of Stable Isotopes for Geolocating Unidentified Border Crossers from the Texas-Mexico Border
Eric J. Bartelink
Urban Scavenging of Skeletal Remains by the Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea ) in Johannesburg, South Africa
Craig A. Keyes
A Protocol Validation of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and Its Application in Forensic Anthropology: A Pilot Study
Claudia Regina Plens
Detection of Chemical Weapon Nerve Agents in Bone: Expanding the Post-
Incident Interval for Verifying Nerve Agent Exposure using Biomatrices
Katie M. Rubin
Isotopes and Isoscapes: Their Potentials and Limitations in Aiding the Identification Process of Undocumented Border Crossers from Mexico
Scene Documentation for Human Rights Investigators
Building Forensic Capacity in Post-Conflict Uganda
Using Environmental and Archaeological Samples to Build and Validate Strontium and Oxygen Isoscapes for Forensic Applications in the Peruvian Andes:
Paths Forward for Identifying Victims from the Time of Violence in Peru (1980-1990s)
Beth K. Scaffidi
The Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in South Texas Exemplified through the Tres Norias Cemetery