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NCJ Number: 183291 Find in a Library
Title: Midline Facial Tissue Thicknesses of Subadults from a Longitudinal Radiographic Study
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:44  Issue:1  Dated:January 1999  Pages:61-67
Author(s): Todd N. Garlie M.A.; Shelley R. Saunders Ph.D.
Date Published: January 1999
Page Count: 7
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from 14 midline facial tissue measurements from 615 tracings of annual lateral radiographs of children and youth ages 8 to 20 years formed the basis of an analysis of differences in facial soft tissue measurements between females and males in this age group and an analysis of whether facial tissue thicknesses change as children grow.
Abstract: The participants came from a longitudinal growth study of 1,380 children completed during 1952-72 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. They included 43 females and 47 males who were radiographed at yearly intervals from ages 8 to 20 years. Males had greater tissue thickness measurements than females, but these differences were significant only after age 14. Results indicated a trend of increased facial tissue thickness as individuals grow. However, correlations were weak and suggested that other unknown factors were involved. Findings can be of practical application for facial reproduction in forensic cases. Tables, figures, and 27 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Child development; Forensic medicine; Gender determination; Investigative techniques; Ontario; Tissue analysis; Victim identification; Victims in foreign countries
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