Our popular interest in forensic science and forensic anthropology often stems from an interest in popular media centering on murder investigations. Yet, forensic anthropologists regularly work in a variety of other contexts to help identify the remains of individuals that were victims of mass disasters, genocide, or war.
Write a 3-4 page narrative that includes the following:
1. Event background
a. Identify the specific mass disaster, genocide, or war that your assignment will focus on.
b. Summarize the event. When and where did it occur? How many people were affected?
c. Identify the various organizations involved in recovery. You may want to include information about how the recovery efforts were funded, who provided supplies, who completed the recovery and analysis.
d. Identify the forensic anthropologists involved. This need not be a personal identification. Were there forensic anthropologists there? Were they academics called in to consult for this project or are they permanently part of one of the supporting organizations? Were other specialty areas represented? For example: forensic odontologist, forensic botanist, pathologist, forensic entomologist?
d. Discuss some of the recovery issues that were/were not important in this particular event. Did these issues have an impact on establishing MNI, or individual identification and if so, how?