Determination of Sex of White Femora by Discriminant Function Analysis: Forensic Science Applications

    Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1982

    Page Count: 7


    Taylor, JV
    Director, Metropolitan Forensic Anthropology Team, Bronx, NY

    DiBennardo, R
    Associate professor of anthropology and statistical consultant to the Metropolitan Forensic Anthropology Team, Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY

    (Received 2 October 1981; accepted 27 October 1981)

    Abstract

    Stepwise multiple discriminant function analysis is used to establish classification functions for sex assessment of North American white femora. The functions correctly assign sex for 82% of a sample consisting of 85 femora of verified age, sex, and race, and for a similarly verified test sample of 30. The objectives are to provide criteria for sexing poorly preserved and fragmentary unknown specimens and a statement of the probable accuracy of such assessments in individual cases. The application of the method to forensic casework is illustrated by a sample case.


    Paper ID: JFS11497J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11497J

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