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Minerva Medicolegale 2007 June;127(2):149-57

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Facial reconstruction: remarks after ten years of laboratory experiences

Porta D., Cattaneo C., Gibelli D. M., Giudici E., Grandi M.

Istituto di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano


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Since centuries facial reconstruction has been the object of intense discussions; this study reports the experiences of Labanof, Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology in Milan. Results obtained show that this method sometimes provided a real aid to investigations even if it is not an identification technique. Appropriate divulgation of this method’s results and in depth a study of elements which provoke the mental process of identification could increase the chance of recognizing unidentified.

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