National Institute of Justice Researchers Create Program That Can Assist in Age of Death Determination
WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today published an article that details how NIJ-funded researchers created a new way to estimate the age of skeletal remains that outperforms current methods.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University designed a computer program that “thinks” like a forensic anthropologist and provides reproducible estimates of adult skeletal age at death. When compared to known-age skeletal collections, the program more accurately predicts age than traditional methods.
TITLE: Algorithm Quantifies What Experts See When They Examine Skeletons
AUTHOR: National Institute of Justice
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