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Chapter-11 Scientific Methods of Identification

BOOK TITLE: Textbook of Forensic Odontology

Author
1. Masthan KMK
ISBN
9788184486834
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10911_11
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
16
Author Affiliations
1. Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Karnataka, India, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil nadu, India
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Abstract

Legal certification of an individual’s identity is based on a number of parameters most of which are centered about the individuals appearance and personal effects. Various technologies include age determinants, serological parameters, odontoanthropology, sex determinants, rational determinants. Forensic odontological databases find its application in mass disasters bitemark examinations. The author also discusses about the various chemical markers salivary drug detection, DNA analysis and biological specimens, DNA contamination issues, DNA dental applications, DNA profiling and the general principles involved in scientific testing.

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