Comparative analysis of sexual dimorphism using intercanine distances of the maxilla and mandible

Harippriya Karthikeyan., Yuvaraj Babu, K and Karthik Ganesh

Aim: To analyse and compare sexual dimorphism using intercanine distance of their maxillary and mandibular jaw. By using intercanine distance of live specimens, we can estimate sexual dimorphism in dry specimens in forensics.

Objective: In forensics, for each and every victim, DNA sampling, genetic coding, etc having done can be quite time consuming and expensive. To find its gender is one of the most major difficulties a forensic expert might face while working in that specific case. By using intercanine distance that varies between male and female, we can conclude their gender. This method is considered to be cost nullifying method as well as an easy procedure to undergo. So if the results that we obtain from maxilla and mandible of live specimens are significant then we can use the same for dry specimens in forensics too.

Reason: By the results obtained from maxillary and mandibular intercanine distance in live human we can conclude their gender in forensics.

Conclusion: Since the current study and previous study results correlate with the results obtained from this study, we can thus conclude that using maxillary and mandibular intercanine distances is a great method to use as an indicator for sexual determination

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