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Transcript: Impartiality and Bias
Dr. Rolf Mathewes: If it comes to a court case, I don't want to be influenced by what other people think - I should go with what my evidence is telling me. I try to be totally impartial, let the evidence speak for itself and don’t be influenced by other scenarios.
Dr. Amy Mundorff: A lot of times forensic anthropologists don't even want to know the story that comes in with a set of remains. If a coroner brings us a case and says "Oh, we think this is. . ." usually we stop them and say, "we don't want the information, we don't want to be biased." We want to be able to see what we can tell from the remains themselves. So it's really important to be completely impartial.