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Anatomy and forensic anthropology

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Research Lecture. It’s not just faces and fingerprints that are unique. So are hands - and this is making it possible to catch child abusers on camera. Variations in the anatomical minutiae of the human hand mean each person’s hands are different, as anatomists have long realised. The importance of this to forensic human identification is now being demonstrated by Professor Black’s ground-breaking research. In this lecture, she will look at how research in the field of identification from the hand has assisted in the investigation and prosecution of crimes relating to child sexual abuse. The identification of a perpetrator in ‘first generation’ images is paramount if the vulnerable of society are to be protected and those guilty of the crime brought to justice.
Free for everyone.
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John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, JHB Building, Oxford Brookes University, Oxfordshire OX3 0BP
Wed 6 May 2020
Contact telephone: 01865484313 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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