Effects Of Air Temp On Decomposing Human Remains

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Science

 

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Amelia G

 

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August 18, 2015

 

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University

 

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Estimating postmortem interval, or PMI, is an important part of a forensic anthropologist's job. The PMI serves two functions. First, estimating PMI can narrow down the potential pool of missing persons and ultimately help to identify the remains. Second, in homicide cases, law enforcement personnel use the PMI to exclude possible assailants...
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Second, in homicide cases, law enforcement personnel use the PMI to exclude possible assailants. Forensic scientists use many methods to estimate the PMI, but anthropologists tend to emphasize the decay and decomposition of soft tissues. Qualitative "stages" of decomposition that broadly correspond to the PMI have served as rough guides for most estimates made by anthropologists...
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