Legal and ethical considerations of forensic anthropological research

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/99307
Title:
Legal and ethical considerations of forensic anthropological research
Authors:
Thompson, T. J. U. (Tim)
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield. Medico-Legal Centre. Department of Forensic Pathology.
Citation:
Thompson, T. J. U. (2001) 'Legal and ethical considerations of forensic anthropological research', Science and Justice, 41 (4), pp.261-270.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Science and Justice
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/99307
DOI:
10.1016/S1355-0306(01)71909-0
Abstract:
In the UK, Forensic Anthropology is maturing rapidly, consequently demanding discussion of previously overlooked yet fundamental principles of this discipline. UK law and ethics are interpreted from a forensic anthropological standpoint. First, the influence of UK law and ethics on the stages of forensic anthropological research (the collection, analysis and storage of human remains) are discussed. Existing ethical codes of conduct are investigated for their relevance to researching forensic anthropologists. It is concluded that: when appropriately interpreted, UK law and ethics are extremely influential on forensic anthropological research; debate within this area is required; and that an understanding of the law and ethical thought is vital for the successful growth of forensic anthropology in the UK.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
forensic anthropology; forensic science; law; research ethics
ISSN:
13550306
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 19/05/2010]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 19/05/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThompson, T. J. U. (Tim)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T13:52:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-19T13:52:29Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationScience and Justice; 41(4):261-270en
dc.identifier.issn13550306-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1355-0306(01)71909-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/99307-
dc.description.abstractIn the UK, Forensic Anthropology is maturing rapidly, consequently demanding discussion of previously overlooked yet fundamental principles of this discipline. UK law and ethics are interpreted from a forensic anthropological standpoint. First, the influence of UK law and ethics on the stages of forensic anthropological research (the collection, analysis and storage of human remains) are discussed. Existing ethical codes of conduct are investigated for their relevance to researching forensic anthropologists. It is concluded that: when appropriately interpreted, UK law and ethics are extremely influential on forensic anthropological research; debate within this area is required; and that an understanding of the law and ethical thought is vital for the successful growth of forensic anthropology in the UK.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 19/05/2010]en
dc.subjectforensic anthropologyen
dc.subjectforensic scienceen
dc.subjectlawen
dc.subjectresearch ethicsen
dc.titleLegal and ethical considerations of forensic anthropological researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffield. Medico-Legal Centre. Department of Forensic Pathology.en
dc.identifier.journalScience and Justiceen
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 19/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardThompson, T. J. U. (2001) 'Legal and ethical considerations of forensic anthropological research', Science and Justice, 41 (4), pp.261-270.-
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