(Received 22 March 1982; accepted 13 May 1982)
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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.
Assistant professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Graduate student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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