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Scotland sets up its first forensic art unit

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.984-b (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:984
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    A marriage of art and science is taking place at the University of Dundee that is desgned to advance techniques of facial reconstruction for both forensic and archaeological purposes. Scotland's first Forensic Art Unit has been established in a collaboration between the university and the local Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. It is headed by Caroline Wilkinson who has been recruited from the University of Manchester.

    Facial reconstruction techniques have traditionally involved the use of clay models to rebuild a face, based on skull structure. …

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