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Applied Anthropology

Applying Anthropology to Courtroom Work

Joan C. Ludeke, Ph.d., F.S.A.A.

Anthropology is continually expanding its parameter. As a consequence, the twenty-first century will see the sub- discipline of applied anthropology coming to the fore as more and more anthropologists contribute their expertise to problem-solving in the non-academic world. An example of this burgeoning approach to doing anthropology is the work of one anthropologist, over a two year period of time, for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by a women who charged she was terminated from her job because of her religion. High Plains Applied Anthropologist No. 2, Vol. 18, Fall, 1998 pp 132 – 141

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