Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 1983)

    Misclassification Probability of Dental Discrimination Functions for Sex Determination

    (Received 22 March 1982; accepted 13 May 1982)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Misclassification probability of dental discriminant functions for sexing American whites was evaluated using three verification procedures. These validation techniques involved sample resubstitution, jackknife classification, and use of a holdout sample. Resulting discriminant score distributions yielded correct classifications ranging between 65 and 81% depending upon the particular tooth combinations selected. Dental discriminant functions are applicable to forensic science cases if used with caution.


    Author Information:

    Owsley, DW
    Assistant professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Webb, RS
    Graduate student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


    Stock #: JFS12250J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12250J

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    Title Misclassification Probability of Dental Discrimination Functions for Sex Determination
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