Craniofacial superimposition has the potential to be used as an identification method when other traditional biological techniques are not applicable due to insufficient quality or absence of ante-mortem and post-mortem data. Despite having been used in many countries as a method of inclusion and exclusion for over a century it lacks standards. Thus, the purpose of this research is to provide forensic practitioners with standard criteria for analysing skull-face relationships. Thirty-seven experts from 16 different institutions participated in this study, which consisted of evaluating 65 criteria for assessing skull-face anatomical consistency on a sample of 24 different skull-face superimpositions. An unbiased statistical analysis established the most objective and discriminative criteria. Results did not show strong associations, however, important insights to address lack of standards were provided. In addition, a novel methodology for understanding and standardizing identification methods based on the observation of morphological patterns has been proposed.
Study on the criteria for assessing skull-face correspondence in craniofacial superimposition / O. Ibáñez, A. Valsecchi, F. Cavalli, M.I. Huete, B.R. Campomanes-Alvarez, C. Campomanes-Alvarez, R. Vicente, D. Navega, A. Ross, C. Wilkinson, R. Jankauskas, K. Imaizumi, R. Hardiman, P.T. Jayaprakash, E. Ruiz, F. Molinero, P. Lestón, E. Veselovskaya, A. Abramov, M. Steyn, J. Cardoso, D. Humpire, L. Lusnig, D. Gibelli, D. Mazzarelli, D. Gaudio, F. Collini, S. Damas. - In: LEGAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1344-6223. - 23(2016 Nov), pp. 59-70.
|Titolo:||Study on the criteria for assessing skull-face correspondence in craniofacial superimposition|
COLLINI, FEDERICA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||craniofacial identification; craniofacial relationships; craniofacial superimposition; forensic anthropology; physical anthropology; Skull-face overlay|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana|
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
Settore BIO/08 - Antropologia
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2016.09.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|