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Titolo:
The reliability of forensic osteology - a case in point - Case study
Autore:
Kemkes-Grottenthaler, A;
Indirizzi:
Univ Mainz, Inst Anthropol, Fachbereich 21, D-55099 Mainz, Germany Univ Mainz Mainz Germany D-55099 Fachbereich 21, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
Titolo Testata:
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 117, anno: 2001,
pagine: 65 - 72
SICI:
0379-0738(20010301)117:1-2<65:TROFO->2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
AURICULAR SURFACE; SKELETAL AGE; DEATH;
Keywords:
forensic osteology; forensic identification; case work; sex determination; age determination; population differentiation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kemkes-Grottenthaler, A Univ Mainz, Inst Anthropol, Fachbereich 21, D-55099 Mainz, Germany Univ Mainz Mainz Germany D-55099 Mainz, Germany
Citazione:
A. Kemkes-Grottenthaler, "The reliability of forensic osteology - a case in point - Case study", FOREN SCI I, 117(1-2), 2001, pp. 65-72

Abstract

The medico-legal investigation of skeletons is a trans-disciplinary effortby forensic scientists as well as physical anthropologists. The advent of DNA extraction and amplification from bones and teeth has led to the assumption that morphological assessment of skeletal remains might soon become obsolete. But despite the introduction and success of molecular biology, the analysis of skeletal biology will remain an integral part of the identification process. This is due to the fact, that the skeletal record allows relatively fast and accurate inferences about the identity of the victim. Moreover, a standard biological profile may be established to effectively narrowthe police investigator's search parameters. The following study demonstrates how skeletal biology may collaborate in the forensic investigation and support DNA fingerprinting evidence. In this case, the information gained from standard morphological methods about the unknown person's sex: age and heritage immediately led the police to suspect, that the remains were that of a young man from Vietnam, who hadbeen missing for 2.5 years. The investigation then quickly shifted to prove the victim's identity via DNA extraction and mtDNA sequence analysis and biostatistical calculations involving questions of kinship [4]. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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