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Sept. 25, 2002

ULM Institute Of Law Enforcement Presents Investigative Seminar

The Institute of Law Enforcement at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will conduct a seminar on "What the Bones Tell: Investigative Anthropology and Law Enforcement" October 7-8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day workshop explains the relationship between anthropology and law enforcement and is designed for the working officer. The first day will be lecture and the second day will be fieldwork where officers will practice what they have learned. Workshop will include what the bones tell (animal vs. human, age, sex, race, height, pathology, trauma, and time since death); techniques of positive identification (dental records, radiographs, CT scans, DNA); and clay facial reconstruction (identification of the unidentified dead and identification of missing persons). Students will "dig up" bones during the field work portion of the course. Cost of the seminar is $120 per employee for all agencies and will be held at the North Delta Regional Training Academy in West Monroe.

For more information and to register call Don Yielding, director of the ULM Institute of Law Enforcement, at 342-1440 or e-mail

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