A socio-historical analysis of the forensic anthropology in the Brazilian context

Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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A socio-historical analysis of the forensic anthropology in the Brazilian context

4th International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology

September 28-30, 2015 Atlanta, USA

Francisco Douglas Rosa Machado

Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Forensic Res

Abstract :

The forensic anthropology is a branch of physical or biological anthropology that arises in the nineteenth century in need of technical and methodological more accurate in identifying criminal skeletons linked to the crime scene as given the circumstances of death in the preparation of the crime scene and positive identification of the individual. In social sciences courses in the country is geared more for the cultural and social research having little field research in biological or forensic giving rise to a shortage of professionals in the humanities themselves dealing with the aspect of research in forensic institutes. The foundation of physical anthropology in Brazil comes through the research were based on analyses craniometric, who were studying the human skull by positive methods such as weight, size and structural shape. However, such analyses were made to corroborate the dominant idea of XIX science that was believed to be those originating in Brazil nearby molds of origin of a social evolution of mankind which followed a linear evolution. In specific goals analyze the historical, social and political process of anthropology (cultural, social and biological) that influence the technical and professional staff of the forensic anthropology in Brazil and as currently this field is currently exercised in the country.

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