The Contribution of Forensic Archaeology to Homicide Investigations

@article{Schultz2008TheCO,
  title={The Contribution of Forensic Archaeology to Homicide Investigations},
  author={John J Schultz and Tosha L Dupras},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={399 - 413}
}
Collecting and processing forensic evidence during a death investigation has become an endeavor that may incorporate numerous personnel from many disciplines. During death investigations, specialized forensic experts regularly consult with law enforcement agencies at city, state, and federal levels, and with medical examiner and coroner offices. These forensic experts can also provide training, specialized laboratory analyses of forensic evidence, and services for which law enforcement may have… 

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