In 1996 the collection of fingernail clippings on a routine basis started in cases of homicide from stab wounds at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Milan. A total of 179 homicides was observed in the period 1996-2000 and a Court order for the examination of fingernail debris (DNA typing) was issued in 31 of them. The results obtained were informative (presence of an additional profile) in 11 of 31 cases; 3 of them were inconclusive; 17 were negative (no additional profiles detected). These results demonstrate the usefulness of routine fingernail clipping during the autopsy in homicide cases when a struggle is suspected.
|Titolo:||A 5 year study on DNA recovered from fingernail clippings in homicide cases in Milan|
|Autori interni:||PICCININI, ANDREA ARNALDO MARIA (Primo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Autopsy ; homicide ; fingernails ; STR analysis ; forensic|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||International Society for Forensic Genetics|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|