Age estimation for forensic purposes in Italy: ethical issues

  title={Age estimation for forensic purposes in Italy: ethical issues},
  author={Martina Focardi and Vilma Pinchi and Federica Luc{\`a} and G. A. Norelli},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Age assessment in children and young adults is a relevant medicolegal issue due to the gradual increase of persons devoid of proper identification documents in European countries. Because of the illegal immigration and growing crime rates among children and adolescents, age estimation for forensic purposes is often required. The scientific research and the extensive experience of forensic experts in the last decades focused on the use of radiographic methods addressed to evaluate the degree of… CONTINUE READING