Journal article

MEPROCS framework for Craniofacial Superimposition: Validation study

O Ibanez, R Vicente, D Navega, C Campomanes-Alvarez, C Cattaneo, R Jankauskas, MI Huete, F Navarro, R Hardiman, E Ruiz, K Imaizumi, F Cavalli, E Veselovskaya, D Humpire, J Cardoso, F Collini, D Mazzarelli, D Gibelli, S Damas

LEGAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Craniofacial Superimposition (CFS) involves the process of overlaying a skull with a number of ante-mortem images of an individual and the analysis of their morphological correspondence. The lack of unified working protocols and the absence of commonly accepted standards, led to contradictory consensus regarding its reliability. One of the more important aims of 'New Methodologies and Protocols of Forensic Identification by Craniofacial Superimposition (MEPROCS)' project was to propose a common framework for CFS, what can be considered the first international standard in the field. The framework aimed to serve as a roadmap for avoiding particular assumptions that could bias the process. At t..

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Grants

Awarded by Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO)


Awarded by Andalusian Dept. of Innovation, Ciencia y Empresa


Awarded by European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration under the MEPROCS project


Awarded by Spanish MECD FPU grant


Awarded by Spanish MINECO Juan de la Cierva-Incorporation Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO) under the NEWSOCO project (ref. TIN2015-67661-P),the Andalusian Dept. of Innovation, Ciencia y Empresa under project TIC2011-7745, and the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration under the MEPROCS project (Grant Agreement No. 285624), all of them including European Development Regional Funds (EDRF). Mrs. C. Campomanes-Alvarez's work has been supported by Spanish MECD FPU grant AP-2012-4285. Dr. Ibanez's work has been supported by Spanish MINECO Juan de la Cierva-Incorporation Fellowship IJCI-2014-22433.