positive identification

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positive identification

the unconscious modeling of one's personality on that of another who is admired and esteemed. See also identification.

positive identification

A forensic term of art referring to the definitive determination that a body is that of a specified person.

Identification of decedent
Universal means of positive identification
Fingerprints, comparison of dental records, DNA analysis.

Contingently accepted means of positive identification
Visualisation of the body by next-of-kin and presence of unique body features in the forms of scars and tattoos.

Circumstantial identification
Drivers licence, clothing, location (e.g., body found in his or her own car).
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The woman's name is being withheld until a positive identification can be made and family members notified.
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