2018 NIJ R&D Symposium Series Forensic Anthropology

2018 NIJ R&D Symposium Series Forensic Anthropology

Morning Session I: Forensic Anthropology

The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. Original Live Symposium took place on 02/20/2018.

Forensic Anthropology

Welcome Opening Remarks
Gerald LaPorte: Director, NIJ

The Macromorphoscopic Databank: A New Tool For Forensic Anthropologists
Joseph Hefner: Michigan State University

Analysis of Inter-and Intra-Observer Error Associated with the Use of 3D Laser Scan Data of the Public Symphysis
Detelina Stoyanova & Jieun Kim: Florida State University

Building a Science of Adult Cranial Fracture
Mariyam Isa: Michigan State University

Standardizing a Large-Scale, Whole Body CT Image Database
Shamsi Berry & Heather Edgar: University of New Mexico

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.