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Forensic Science: Determining Gender from Skeletal Remains

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Karl Fernandez


Sparkman High School, Madison County Schools


Determining the identity of skeletal remains is a necessary task of forensic scientists.  There are several methods by which this is accomplished.  This podcast focuses on a particular forensic technique in order to identify skeletal remains by measuring the sub-pubic angle of the pelvis. How to take the measurement and what measurement angle constitutes male and female characteristics will be discussed and shown.

Length: 02:17

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SC2015] HAP (9-12) 10: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to differentiate between the male and female reproductive systems, including pathological conditions that affect each.


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