Importance Of Forensic Science In Criminal Investigation

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Fourthly, Forensic Anthropology is important to crime scene investigation where it makes it possible to determine age, height and gender of human remains found at a crime scene ("Importance of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations and Justice," 2018). On a crime scene, human remains can be found whether decomposed, burned, buried, mutilated, destroyed from an accident or otherwise unrecognisable ("Importance of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations and Justice," 2018). Forensic Anthropology is a study that identifies these persons from their skeleton, bones or unrecognisable state that was left on the crime scene ("Importance of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations and Justice," 2018). The remains of bones that are left on the crime scene are collected by the CSI and sent to a forensic lab. It is analysed in a forensic lab where the sex can be determined by using the pelvis. Male pelvis and female pelvis differ in characteristics where female pelvis are wider and shorter whereas male pelvis is narrow and longer. This is examined by a forensic anthropologist as long as it present. In instances where it is not, they may examine other skeleton parts, for example,the skull can be used where a male skull tend to be longer and thicker than a female skull. Both genders have differences. Dental records can also be used for identification. After the examination, the anthropologist may be able to determine the age, height, sex or identify the person along with
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