Identity Flashcards Preview

Forensics > Identity > Flashcards

Flashcards in Identity Deck (11):
1

Identifying features of a human remain

GRASP
- gender
- race
- age
- stature
- personal particulars

2

Features of a 5 month fetus

- 18cm CRL
- external genitalia
- ossificaiton centre of calcaneum present

3

Features of a 7 month fetus

- 26cm CRL
- primary ossification centre of talus present

4

Features of a 9 month fetus

- testes descended
- ossification centres in cuboid and lower epiphysis of femur

5

How to judge age in adolescence and adulthood

- epiphyses
- skull

6

Ages of sutures closing

- saggital 20-30 years
- coronal 30-40 years
- lambdoid 50-60 years

7

Bones that can be used for determination of sex

- pelvic
- hip
- sacral
- long bones
- skull

8

Bones used to determine height

- femur
- humerus

9

Test used to see if stain is from primate blood

- antigen-antibody precipitin reaction

10

Gold standard for DNA identification

PCR

11

Limitations of DNA use in forensics

- need to compare to another sample for it to be useful
- costly and time-consuming