Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

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

    (Received 2 October 1981; accepted 27 October 1981)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS11497J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11497J

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