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NCJ Number: 158865 Find in a Library
Title: Superimposition: Significance of a Proforma-Based Examination
Journal: Journal of Forensic Medicine  Dated:(1990)  Pages:87-95
Author(s): V K Kashyap; V V Pillay
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 9
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Turkey
Annotation: This article presents the results of examinations of four cases of identification by superimposition technique.
Abstract: Though interest in superimposition as a method of identification has been waning in recent times, it still remains an important technique in certain cases. Its value can be increased greatly if a systematic approach is made. The authors of this article have devised a detailed proforma to be used by police officers and scientific investigators involved in the examination of skeletal remains, whenever a skull is to be used for superimposition. The proforma lists details of every bit of information required for satisfactory application of the method, including: (1) an account of the photographic technique used, type of camera, angles used, manner of enlarging photographs; (2) points considered when determining sex and age of the deceased; (3) facial peculiarities and abnormalities with particular reference to the skull: (4) dental data; and (5) a catalog of all the points to be considered comparatively between the skull and the portrait to find similarities or dissimilarities. Figures, tables, references
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Death investigations; Dental analysis; Facial bone reconstruction; Forensic archaeology; Forensic pathology; Forensic sciences; Scientific techniques; Turkey; Victim identification
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