## Abstract

Introduction: Forensic anthropology is defined as the examination of human skeletal remains application for law enforcement to help identifying unknown skeletal findings and estimate time since death. In cases of homicides that have carried out for a long time, the bones usually left without the body's tissue. By knowing the length of the bones, we can find out a person's height to help the identification process. The aim of this study is to describe the differences of height estimation using Karl Pearson formulation and calculation of multiplication factor using Trotter and Glesser formulation. Methods: Samples are measured using the Karl Pearson formula and the Trotter and Glesser formula, then the results are compared with actual height. There is no statistical analysis used for this research. The results obtained from the formulas of Karl Pearson and Trotter and Glesser. Results: Estimated height between 156.01 cm to 164.99 cm using Karl Pearson formula, while using the calculation of the multiplication factor (MF) of Trotter and Glesser the height is estimate between 145.27 cm to 156.35 cm. Conclusion: Height estimation using the Karl Pearson formula is more appropriate than the calculation of the multiplication factor (MF) by Trotter and Glesser if the results compared to the actual sample height.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 57-60 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences |

Volume | 17 |

Publication status | Published - Apr 2021 |

## Keywords

- Anthropology
- Calculation
- Forensic
- Height
- Karl Pearson Method
- Multiplication Factor