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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Anna
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Christopher James
dc.contributor.authorCassella, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-14T11:52:45Z
dc.date.available2019-03-14T11:52:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-21
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, A. et al Why Does the UK need a Human Taphonomy Facility?, Forensic Science International, 296(March 2019) pp74-79en
dc.identifier.issn0379-0738en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.01.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622204
dc.description.abstractHuman Taphonomy Facilities (HTFs) are outdoor laboratories where scientific research is carried out on donated human cadavers in order to understand how human decomposition progresses in a variety of conditions. There are currently eight such facilities in the USA, one in Australia and one on mainland Europe. Forensic scientists in the UK have started to ask the question ‘Does the UK need a Human Taphonomy Facility?’. A review of the literature produced by the existing HTFs, as well as published opinion and commentaries about these facilities and the feasibility of one in the UK has been undertaken. The existing arguments for and against the establishment of a Human Taphonomy Facility in the UK have been examined. Given recent media interest in the possibility of the establishment of a Human Taphonomy Facility in the UK, and the surrounding controversy, it is important to evaluate the potential benefit or harm of the creation of such a facility to Society and the scientific community.en
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dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073819300192en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectHuman Taphonomy Facilityen
dc.subjectbody farmen
dc.subjecttaphonomyen
dc.subjectdecompositionen
dc.subjectforensic anthropologyen
dc.subjecthuman cadaversen
dc.titleWhy does the UK need a Human Taphonomy Facility?en
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalForensic Science Internationalen
dc.date.accepted2019-01-11
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW140319CJRen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-21en
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