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Role of forensic odontologist in human abuse cases – An overview

*, Vedam Vaishnavi V.K. and *, Sivadas G. and Rao, Jagadish Padubidri (2014) Role of forensic odontologist in human abuse cases – An overview. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 04 (01). pp. 48-54. ISSN 2230 – 7885

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Abstract

Forensic Odontologist play a major role in identification of abuse cases in the court of law. Among all the death remains in mass disasters particularly, presence of hard tissues like teeth remains a source of identification of suspect in recognition of abuse among persons of all ages in criminal or civil proceedings, all in the interest of justice. However, the lack of awareness among the dental fraternity regarding the knowledge about accurate interpretation is increasing in rate of human abuse. Thus, this article basically highlights the role of forensic odontologist in solving issues related to human abuse and domestic violence, and their associated medico legal issues, thereby reducing the mortality and morbidity in Indian scenario.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic Odontology; Human Abuse; Child Abuse.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 10:02
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 10:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138818

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