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NCJ Number: 118674 Find in a Library
Title: Problems of Positioning Skulls for Video Superimposition Technique
Journal: Canadian Society of Forensic Science  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1989)  Pages:21-25
Author(s): P C Sekharan
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Video technology for skull face superimposition for identification purposes has been in use for about a decade.
Abstract: An electronic skull identification device (ESID) has been fabricated in which positioning of skull is achieved by adopting the method of Sekharan. First the photograph is enlarged to life size by taking into consideration the life size measurements of the face. From the life size photograph, flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion factors relating to the posture of the face as seen in the photograph are worked out. The skull is then positioned in a specially fabricated skull stand which is capable of permitting the skull all movements of the head. Another salient feature in this technique is that care is taken to bring exactly to 1:1 size the images of the skull and face photograph on the video monitor before superimposition and comparison are attempted. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Evidence identification; Facial bone reconstruction
Index Term(s): Victim identification
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