In recent years, skeletal age determination has become increasingly important in criminal investigations for determining the age of living individuals. To increase diagnostic accuracy, a physical examination, an X-ray examination of the left hand, as well as a dental examination including the determination of the dental status and an X-ray of the dentition should always be performed. In this work, the authors analyze a sample of 52 illegal immigrants who came under their observation in the period from May 1989 to September 2007. A statistical analysis of the results of dental and skeletal age estimations was performed as well as an analysis between the reported and assessed ages. The results showed a significant difference between reported age and assessed biological age (p < 0.001); however, no statistical difference was shown between skeletal and assessed dental age (p = 0.431).
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.09.014|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000272967900022|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-70449628889|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|