Dr. Neha Khetrapal
In forensic and medico-legal cases, stature estimation from body measurements is important, especially in victim identification, where mutilated and amputated body parts are encountered at the crime scene. Hand and foot dimensions are important features in the context of stature estimation. This study examines the correlation of length and breadth of hand and foot in the stature of North Indians. Using anthropometric data from 413 males and 413 females, simple and multiple linear regression methods were used to estimate the stature from hand length, hand breadth, foot length and foot breadth measurements. Results showed that hand length in both sexes showed highest correlation with the stature whereas foot breadth showed the lowest. In conclusion, findings indicated that measurements of the hands and feet may be employed to estimate the stature of North Indian populations. Read More
Mr. Ulhas Gondhali
Stature and its estimation utilizing hand and foot measurements in North Indian population.
India, in the last two decades, has observed many witnesses being hostile or killed in several high-profile criminal cases, such as, Asharam Bapu, Jessica Lal and the Vyapam Scam. India instituted Witness Protection Scheme, in 2018 and in its infancy stage, the scheme lacks experience, and a thorough discussion and revision is needed to reduce the victimisation of witnesses within criminal justice. The article critically analyses the Witness Protection Scheme, 2018 and compares it with the international regime to discuss its various aspects and limitations. Read More
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