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The Resource Database for Forensic Anthropology in the United States, 1962-1991, Richard J. Jantz, Peer H. Moore-Jansen, (electronic resource)

Database for Forensic Anthropology in the United States, 1962-1991, Richard J. Jantz, Peer H. Moore-Jansen, (electronic resource)

Label
Database for Forensic Anthropology in the United States, 1962-1991
Title
Database for Forensic Anthropology in the United States, 1962-1991
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Jantz, Peer H. Moore-Jansen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This project was undertaken to establish a computerized skeletal database composed of recent forensic cases to represent the present ethnic diversity and demographic structure of the United States population. The intent was to accumulate a forensic skeletal sample large and diverse enough to reflect different socioeconomic groups of the general population from different geographical regions of the country in order to enable researchers to revise the standards being used for forensic skeletal identification. The database is composed of eight data files, comprising four categories. The primary ''biographical'' or ''identification'' files (Part 1, Demographic Data, and Part 2, Geographic and Death Data) comprise the first category of information and pertain to the positive identification of each of the 1,514 data records in the database. Information in Part 1 includes sex, ethnic group affiliation, birth date, age at death, height (living and cadaver), and weight (living and cadaver). Variables in Part 2 pertain to the nature of the remains, means and sources of identification, city and state/country born, occupation, date missing/last seen, date of discovery, date of death, time since death, cause of death, manner of death, deposit/exposure of body, area found, city, county, and state/country found, handedness, and blood type. The Medical History File (Part 3) represents the second category of information and contains data on the documented medical history of the individual. Variables in Part 3 include general comments on medical history as well as comments on congenital malformations, dental notes, bone lesions, perimortem trauma, and other comments. The third category consists of an inventory file (Part 4, Skeletal Inventory Data) in which data pertaining to the specific contents of the database are maintained. This includes the inventory of skeletal material by eleme... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02581
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
ICPSR
Characteristic
combination
Date time place
Start: 1962; and end: 1991
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. NationalInstitute of Justice.
Geographic coverage
United States.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jantz, Richard J
  • Moore-Jansen, Peer H
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
2581
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autopsy
  • Cultural diversity
  • Databases
  • Demographic characteristics
  • Ethnicity
  • Forensic sciences
  • Information systems
  • Medical history
  • Physical characteristics
  • Population characteristics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Database for Forensic Anthropology in the United States, 1962-1991, Richard J. Jantz, Peer H. Moore-Jansen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Demographic Data; Part 2: Geographic and Death Data; Part 3: Medical History Data; Part 4: Skeletal Inventory Data; Part 5: Age-Related Skeletal Data; Part 6: Cranial Skeletal Data; Part 7: Postcranial Skeletal Data; Part 8: Additional Notes
Control code
MIU01000000000000005046939
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
File format
multiple file formats
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02581
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147513
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02581
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147513
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
8 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system.
Label
Database for Forensic Anthropology in the United States, 1962-1991, Richard J. Jantz, Peer H. Moore-Jansen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Demographic Data; Part 2: Geographic and Death Data; Part 3: Medical History Data; Part 4: Skeletal Inventory Data; Part 5: Age-Related Skeletal Data; Part 6: Cranial Skeletal Data; Part 7: Postcranial Skeletal Data; Part 8: Additional Notes
Control code
MIU01000000000000005046939
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
File format
multiple file formats
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02581
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147513
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR02581
  • (OCoLC)ocm61147513
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
8 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system.

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