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Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice

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Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice. / Hackman, Lucina; Black, Sue; Nic Daeid, Niamh; Davies, Catriona.

2018. Poster session presented at EAFS, Lyon, France.

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Hackman, L., Black, S., Nic Daeid, N., & Davies, C. (2018). Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice. Poster session presented at EAFS, Lyon, France.

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Hackman L, Black S, Nic Daeid N, Davies C. Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice. 2018. Poster session presented at EAFS, Lyon, France.

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Hackman, Lucina ; Black, Sue ; Nic Daeid, Niamh ; Davies, Catriona. / Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice. Poster session presented at EAFS, Lyon, France.

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title = "Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice",
abstract = "Introduction: As the focus on admissibility of expert evidence continues, it is imperative that appropriate standards are set and maintained. The establishment and maintenance of professional standards and codes of conduct are fundamental to the practice of forensic anthropology in the modern medico-legal landscape and this presentation will provide an opportunity for discussion of best practices from an international perspective.Aims: In 2013 the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland became the professional body for UK forensic anthropology practitioners, allowing the establishment of professional standards of codes of conduct and ethics. The process of certification has completed a full 3 year cycle with practitioners now certified at each of the three practice levels and recertification of practitioners ongoing.The Forensic Science Regulator for England and Wales called for Codes of Practice for each area of forensic practitioner expertise and this has now been completed for the discipline of forensic anthropology. This is the first national Code of Practice for this discipline and provides guidelines that all practitioners must adhere to within their daily professional practice. The adherence to discipline specific Codes of Practice, has also been mandated within the UK Criminal Practice Directions by the Lord Chief Justice ofEngland and Wales underlining the importance of this document.Conclusion: This presentation will discuss the experience of the development of the certification process and the discipline Code of Practice in the United Kingdom and share the difficulties and benefits encountered both during development and in the period of settling into the new system. The aim is to facilitate sharing of ideas and best practice in forensic anthropology and scientific expert witness evidence across this small community.",
author = "Lucina Hackman and Sue Black and {Nic Daeid}, Niamh and Catriona Davies",
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T1 - Certification of Forensic Anthropology Practice in the United Kingdom and the Development of a Discipline Code of Practice

AU - Hackman, Lucina

AU - Black, Sue

AU - Nic Daeid, Niamh

AU - Davies, Catriona

PY - 2018/8

Y1 - 2018/8

N2 - Introduction: As the focus on admissibility of expert evidence continues, it is imperative that appropriate standards are set and maintained. The establishment and maintenance of professional standards and codes of conduct are fundamental to the practice of forensic anthropology in the modern medico-legal landscape and this presentation will provide an opportunity for discussion of best practices from an international perspective.Aims: In 2013 the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland became the professional body for UK forensic anthropology practitioners, allowing the establishment of professional standards of codes of conduct and ethics. The process of certification has completed a full 3 year cycle with practitioners now certified at each of the three practice levels and recertification of practitioners ongoing.The Forensic Science Regulator for England and Wales called for Codes of Practice for each area of forensic practitioner expertise and this has now been completed for the discipline of forensic anthropology. This is the first national Code of Practice for this discipline and provides guidelines that all practitioners must adhere to within their daily professional practice. The adherence to discipline specific Codes of Practice, has also been mandated within the UK Criminal Practice Directions by the Lord Chief Justice ofEngland and Wales underlining the importance of this document.Conclusion: This presentation will discuss the experience of the development of the certification process and the discipline Code of Practice in the United Kingdom and share the difficulties and benefits encountered both during development and in the period of settling into the new system. The aim is to facilitate sharing of ideas and best practice in forensic anthropology and scientific expert witness evidence across this small community.

AB - Introduction: As the focus on admissibility of expert evidence continues, it is imperative that appropriate standards are set and maintained. The establishment and maintenance of professional standards and codes of conduct are fundamental to the practice of forensic anthropology in the modern medico-legal landscape and this presentation will provide an opportunity for discussion of best practices from an international perspective.Aims: In 2013 the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland became the professional body for UK forensic anthropology practitioners, allowing the establishment of professional standards of codes of conduct and ethics. The process of certification has completed a full 3 year cycle with practitioners now certified at each of the three practice levels and recertification of practitioners ongoing.The Forensic Science Regulator for England and Wales called for Codes of Practice for each area of forensic practitioner expertise and this has now been completed for the discipline of forensic anthropology. This is the first national Code of Practice for this discipline and provides guidelines that all practitioners must adhere to within their daily professional practice. The adherence to discipline specific Codes of Practice, has also been mandated within the UK Criminal Practice Directions by the Lord Chief Justice ofEngland and Wales underlining the importance of this document.Conclusion: This presentation will discuss the experience of the development of the certification process and the discipline Code of Practice in the United Kingdom and share the difficulties and benefits encountered both during development and in the period of settling into the new system. The aim is to facilitate sharing of ideas and best practice in forensic anthropology and scientific expert witness evidence across this small community.

M3 - Poster

T2 - EAFS

Y2 - 27 August 2018 through 31 August 2018

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