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The foot in forensic human identification - A review.
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PMID:  24382464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The identification of human remains is a process which can be attempted irrespective of the stage of decomposition in which the remains are found or the anatomical regions recovered. In recent years, the discovery of fragmented human remains has garnered significant attention from the national and international media, particularly the recovery of multiple lower limbs and feet from coastlines in North America. While cases such as these stimulate public curiosity, they present unique challenges to forensic practitioners in relation to the identification of the individual from whom the body part originated. There is a paucity of literature pertaining to the foot in forensic human identification and in particular, in relation to the assessment of the parameters represented by the biological profile. This article presents a review of the literature relating to the role of the foot in forensic human identification and highlights the areas in which greater research is required.
Authors:
C M Davies; L Hackman; S M Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2963     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot (Edinb)     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109564     Medline TA:  Foot (Edinb)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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