Journal of Forensic Medicine and Legal Affairs

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  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Mar 09, 2016

    Secular Changes on the Stature Reconstruction from Hand and Foot Dimensions among Sikhs of Delhi

    In forensic investigation, there are difficulties in stature and sex estimation of bodies dismembered in mass destruction and criminal mutilation. An individual’s hand or foot, when recovered and brought for forensic examination, can provide valuable information about a person’s identity. Stature provides insight into various features of a population, including…

    -Suminder Kaur and Vineeta Saini

  • Short communication - Lifesciences Published: Feb 08, 2016

    Chimerism in Humans after Bone Marrow Transplantation: A New Challenge for Forensic DNA Experts

    When DNA profiling technique is being performed using any biological specimen from the individual, it promises the correct and unambiguous individualization, but in certain cases the forensic scientist may encounter the problem of mixed or completely mismatched DNA profile of a single individual. STR’s (short tandem repeat) may lead to…

    -Garima Chaudhary

  • Case report - Lifesciences Published: Dec 10, 2015

    Deception and Vaginal Slides: Do we need to Preserve a Control Sample of Victims in Every Case of Rape?

    Two women were found dead on the bank of a river in India. It was determined that the women had been raped and on postmortem examination, the cause of death was determined to be head injury. The mechanisms of the deaths led to probability that the women were murdered. The…

    -Anupuma Raina, Antoon A. Leenaars, Mahapatra BK, Lindsey Leenaars and Dogra TD

  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Nov 30, 2015

    Difficulties of the Medico-Legal Practice in Benghazi

    Legal aspects of medicine are based on statutory and case laws relevant to the practice of medicine. Laws are specific; ethics are conceptual. The principles and provisions of the law also apply to medicine. In most instances laws and ethics are congruent. But different cultural approaches between countries, and within…

    -Mahmoud Kaddura and Samir Elmrghni

  • Editorial - Lifesciences Published: Aug 24, 2015

    Human Identification: A Constant Challenge

    Positive identification is based on a characteristic that is unique to a specific individual. Unique characteristics include fingerprinting, DNA and dental history. Often these identifying characteristics are no longer available due to burn damage, skeletonization or mutilation. In these cases, alternative methods are used to affect personal identification. Law enforcement…

    -Nanette Briers