A Review on the Detection of Skull by Forensic Analysis


  • J.Tracy Tina Angelina
  • Bathula Murali Krishna
  • A.R.Revathi
  • S.R.Preethi




Craniofacial superimposition (CFS), Forensic Identification, Skull Detection, Facial Approximation, Forensic Anthropological Analysis


Skull identification is extremely important in today’s society, especially in medico-legal circumstances. As a
result, all technological advancements in this field can contribute to the growing need for precise and robust
tools that allow for the establishment and verification of human identity. Identification of skulls when all other
proof and evidence are destroyed or limited requires the usage of facial reconstruction for the forensic team.
The facial graphics serve as an emphasis for public attention to specifics of the case to generate additional
investigative guidance. The physical appearance of the face is at its best a significant cause for the purposeful
identification and communication to the investigating authorities of knowledge. Human identification is one
of the most remarkable approaches in the field of forensic medicine. The identification mission is performed
in the field of forensic anthropology by the examination of the skeletal remains. Anthropologists have been
paying attention to improve the techniques that allow accurate and clearer identification. Therefore, forensic
identification has become an active field of study and skull detection has emerged as a vital source for
identification. Skull identification is attracted and applied in many forensic areas. This review articleis a
summation of the various facial reconstruction approaches and their role in forensic science to identify the

Author Biographies

  • J.Tracy Tina Angelina

    Scientist, Department of Microbiology, Biomedical Technology, K.J.Research Foundation, Chennai

  • Bathula Murali Krishna

    Assistant Professor,Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation(KL Deemed to be University),Vaddeswaram, Andhra Pradesh

  • A.R.Revathi

    Associate Professor, Department of IT, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Chennai

  • S.R.Preethi

    Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Chennai




How to Cite

A Review on the Detection of Skull by Forensic Analysis. (2021). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1492-1500. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16919