Accuracy of a cut-off value based on the third molar index: Validation in an Australian population.

@article{Franklin2016AccuracyOA,
  title={Accuracy of a cut-off value based on the third molar index: Validation in an Australian population.},
  author={Daniel Franklin and Shalmira Karkhanis and Ambika Flavel and Federica Collini and Stefano DeLuca and Roberto Cameriere},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2016},
  volume={266},
  pages={575.e1-575.e6}
}
According to Recommendation N°196 of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), the age at which a child reaches adulthood for the purposes of criminal law should be 18 years in all Australian jurisdictions. With specific reference to age at majority, the only tooth with development spanning adolescence (and thus the legally relevant 18 years of age) is the third molar, which limits the number of methods that can be applied from those available in the published literature. The aim of the… CONTINUE READING
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