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Morphological Variation of ear for Individual Identification in Forensic Cases: A study of an Indian Population

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Genetics, Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak, Haryana-124001, INDIA Department of Forensic Sciences, Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab-147002, INDIA

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 1-8, January,29 (2014)


The main aim of the current study is to presents the significance of morphological or morphometric variation of ears for individualization, to provide data procedures for the inclusion and exclusion of persons for identification on the basis of ear variation collected from peoples and represents anatomical ear variationsto forensic point of view. It was observed that in most of the parameters which were statistically significant when subjected to determination of identification, they showed a high percentage of differences between males. Studies presented in this research indicate that comparison of ear based on morphological examination and morphometric variations can be used as supportive tool and have a role in forensic science field by the identification of landmarks variations in peoples.


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