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Appraising Forensic Anthropology in the Philippines: Current Status and Future Directions

NCJ Number
Forensic Science International Volume: 288 Dated: July 2018 Pages: 329-e1-329-e9
Date Published
July 2018
9 pages
This study appraised the current state of forensic anthropology in the Philippines and provides the rationale for its further development within the country.

The increasing significance of forensic anthropology in the 21st century, yet unequitable worldwide distribution of expertise, necessitates a stocktaking of the discipline on a local scale. The current study highlights recent efforts in research, education, and legislation in the Philippines that seek to boost forensic anthropology specifically and forensic sciences generally. Furthermore, this work hopes to serve as a springboard for future students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to advance the field in the Philippines. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: July 1, 2018