On Gerasimov's plastic facial reconstruction technique: New insights to facilitate repeatability

Ullrich, Herbert and Stephan, Carl N. (2011) On Gerasimov's plastic facial reconstruction technique: New insights to facilitate repeatability. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56 2: 470-474. doi:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01672.x


Author Ullrich, Herbert
Stephan, Carl N.
Title On Gerasimov's plastic facial reconstruction technique: New insights to facilitate repeatability
Journal name Journal of Forensic Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1198
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01672.x
Volume 56
Issue 2
Start page 470
End page 474
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Gerasimov’s plastic facial reconstruction method is notoriously difficult to repeat from the published literature. Primarily, this is because of the method’s underlying qualitative basis but other factors contribute including: misreports in the secondary literature of Gerasimov’s method essence; a lack of published details concerning Gerasimov’s modeling mastic; Gerasimov’s deviation from his own published nose projection prediction guidelines; and continued refinement of the methods in the 15 years following their foremost publication. As Gerasimov cannot be consulted to resolve these issues, we provide solutions via one of his five former principal students. This includes clarification of Gerasimov’s method and use of soft tissue depths; the constitution of his modeling mastic; methods used for nose projection prediction; and refinements made to his methods following their primary publication.
Keyword Forensic science
Facial approximation
Facial reproduction
Forensic anthropology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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