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A Forensic Anthropological Analysis on The Consumption of Forensic Science Methods Utilized to Detect Homicides Along with Sharp Weapons (With Special Reference to Court Records)

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A.A.C.N. Amarakoon ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, LK
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W.K.N. Wijayarathna,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, LK
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C. Nahallage

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, LK
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Abstract

Crime is a common phenomenon in an organized society. Among the crimes, we identify as homicide is the unlawful premeditated murder of a person. Today, the criminal and the crime are meticulous. As a result, finding the culprit has become a complex issue. Undisclosed information about a crime is revealed through a criminal investigation. The methods used to uncover criminal information in criminal investigations are called forensic tactics. Methods in forensic science are used to uncover murder crimes. This research focuses on homicide crimes with sharp weapons. Accordingly, how can forensic techniques be used to examine murders committed with sharp weapons and to uncover information such as the weapon used in the murder? how the murder was committed? and the person who committed the murder? can be mentioned as the problem(s) of the research. The Monaragala High Court is the study institute used to compile the case reports related to the study. This research is a detailed study based on secondary data. Out of these case reports, from 2008 to 2016, 13 investigated murder reports were applied to accomplish the objectives. Case studies were used as a data collecting tool to detect the records. The interview method was also used partly in collecting data relevant to this study. Although many methods such as DNA technology, pollen analysis, and microscopic testing are utilized to detect homicides at an advanced level around the world, research reveals that traditional methods are still used in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, it is important to use the latest technology in Sri Lanka to bring criminals to justice and eradicate them from the criminal community.

How to Cite: Amarakoon, A. A. C. N., Wijayarathna, W. K. N., & Nahallage, C. (2020). A Forensic Anthropological Analysis on The Consumption of Forensic Science Methods Utilized to Detect Homicides Along with Sharp Weapons (With Special Reference to Court Records). TRIVALENT ත්‍රිසංයුජ: Journal of Archaeology, Tourism & Anthropology, 1(1), 105–113. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tjata.v1i1.32
Published on 01 Dec 2020.
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