Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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A Lead to a Speedy Identification of Disaster Victims Ô?? Forensic Anthropology


Isha Chauhan

Identification of victims is one of the most significant concerns while investigating the scene of occurrence but due to the delay in time of identification
it becomes difficult for the authorities to enable identification. The use of modern forensic techniques including the knowledge from disciplines like
forensic anthropology, toxicology, post blast residue analysts, forensic odontologists so as to speed up the investigation. The paper reviews the role
of a forensic anthropologist in the Disaster victim identification, on and off site. The use of radiographic techniques in order to know the biological
profile of the deceased as well to assist relocation in case of a fragmented body. In the current scenario, the forensic involvement of experts though
has been increased in identifying the victims, but still there needs to be more deployment at ground zero in order to increase proper investigation.
Disaster victim identification is a multidisciplinary approach and so collaboration from all the disciplines is needed so as to render justice.


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