Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $499,824)
This research will develop and validate a forensic pathology tool based on established mathematical modeling techniques from the automotive injury setting that will help predict cranial fracture patterns in the pediatric human skull for a given set of input conditions which are dictated by witnesses, defendants, and investigators in a given crime scene setting. Such a tool would greatly aid the forensic pathologist in interpreting head trauma in infants and young children. The study will be performed by with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist from Michigan State University and biomechanical engineers from Michigan State and Wayne State University.
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