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A review of the DIP3 computer aided dental identification and its role in unidentified remains investigations.
# 152228 | 1,579 words | 1 source | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper discusses the need to solve cases of missing persons and unidentified remains and explains how the DIP3 computerized aid to dental identification can aid this identification effort. The paper describes the postmortem dental preparation and outlines the three search functions of this technology. The paper notes that the success of the DIP3 is a major contribution to forensic anthropology.

From the Paper:

"When people die especially in disasters such as earthquakes and bomb blasts, it is always tricky to identify the remains of the bodies and for a long time now presumptive identification has relied on fingerprints, visual recognition, dental or DNA evidence. Unique medical interventions, personal effects, and tattoos have also been used by medical examiners or coroners to support the identification process. These are not usually preferred as they fall under the category of secondary factors; primary methods are more preferred whenever they are available. When recovery of human remains is done with no presumption of identity, the medical examiner or coroners who usually work together with a police agency will try to resolve the issue by finding a probable identification from a list or lists of 'missing persons'. In some cases there is an association between the unidentified human remains and an individual on a 'missing persons' list with some cases not having obvious match. It is also common that such lists do not include all individuals and they do not allow for physical changes which might have taken place between the registration date and the body recovery date."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kagon, S. et al, (2009). Integrating dental data in missing persons and unidentified remains investigations: The RESOLVE INITIATIVE and DIP3. Forensic Science International, 197: e31-e35.

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