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Forensic anthropology casework—essential methodological considerations in stature estimation

*, Kewal Krishan and Kanchan, Tanuj and Menezes, Ritesh G. and Ghosh, Abhik (2012) Forensic anthropology casework—essential methodological considerations in stature estimation. Journal of Forensic Nursing , 8. pp. 45-50.

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Abstract

The examination of skeletal remains is a challenge to the medical examiner’s/ coroner’s office and the forensic anthropologist conducting the investigation. One of the objectives of the medico-legal investigation is to estimate stature or height from various skeletal remains and body parts brought for examination. Various skeletal remains and body parts bear a positive and linear correlation with stature and have been successfully used for stature estimation. This concept is utilized in estimation of stature in forensic anthropology casework in mass disasters and other forensic examinations. Scientists have long been involved in standardizing the anthropological data with respect to various populations of the world. This review deals with some essential methodological issues that need to be addressed in research related to estimation of stature in forensic examinations. These issues have direct relevance in the identification of commingled or unknown remains and therefore it is essential that forensic nurses are familiar with the theories and techniques used in forensic anthropology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 10:52
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 10:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3503

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