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3D Scanners for Forensic Use | Online Event

Published on December 7, 2023

From skeleton-based human identification to the preservation of digitized archaeological information, the applications of 3D information in forensics are wide-ranging and promising.

In this event, Caroline Wilkinson introduces the Migrant DVI Action supported by the European Cooperation for Science & Technology (COST) and reflects on the current status of migrant DVI across Europe.

In 1992, Norm Sauer called for a paradigm shift in forensic anthropology in which practitioners would move away from the socially loaded term “race” and replace it with “ancestry.” This shift was meant to mark a move from social constructions of race toward recognition of geographically patterned human variation that could still be used within […]

The reliability of an identification method is key in a medicolegal investigation, as the application of inaccurate methods could compromise the identification process. ID methods are expected to comply with the Daubert standard, which involves the acceptance of a method by the scientific community.  Craniofacial Superimposition (CFS) has been deemed a powerful technique for positive […]

Meet us at AAFS 2023 in Orlando

Published on January 23, 2023

The Panacea team will be in Orlando for the 75th-anniversary conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) from February 13th to 18th. During the conference, we will deliver two talks, a poster session, and showcase our Skeleton-ID software for forensic human identification as part of the exhibition. On Thursday February 16th at 11.30 […]

From the creation of suspect facial composites to the careful examination and analysis of the human face and skull evidence, law enforcement has increased its use of technology to close what were once thought to be unsolvable cases. In countless cases, these signature images have become powerful tools that not only help investigators develop real-time intelligence […]

Generally, sex and age estimation is performed by means of numerical/tabular data obtained from the manual measurement of the bones of interest or by visual observation, description, and classification of morphological features into development or degenerative phases. The former is time-consuming and error-prone while the latter is highly subjective and requires extensive prior experience from […]

Forensic identification often involves examining an image and comparing a candidate object against the one shown in the image. Matching the pose of the two objects and overlaying them allows for highlighting possible differences, leading to a more effective comparison. The term “superimposition” refers to the task of laying a real object or a 3D […]

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