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Anthropometry of hand in sex determination of dismembered remains - A review of literature.
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PMID:  21216373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sex determination is an important and one of the foremost criteria in establishing the identity of an individual. Identification of dismembered/severed human remains that are frequently found in cases of mass disasters and criminal mutilation is a challenging task for the medicolegal experts. The paper presents a review of anthropometric studies conducted on hand with regard to identification of the deceased from dismembered remains. The review further discusses the anthropometric landmarks, techniques, methods, reliability and accuracy and the overall significance of hand anthropometry in personal identification. This review is an attempt to discuss the sexual dimorphism exhibited by the anthropometry of the hand that can assist forensic experts in the identification of amputated/dismembered remains.
Tanuj Kanchan; Kewal Krishan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Leg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Affiliated to Manipal University), India.
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