Actual or estimated.
When the age is estimated, this fact
should be stated. Age may be estimated in multiples of five years. In describing
the age of a woman, indicate not only the actual age but also the general age
indicated by appearance.
Pale, fair, dark, ruddy, sallow, or florid (flushed);
clear, pimpled, blotched, freckled, or pockmarked. In the case of a woman, include
makeup habits, such as none, light, heavy, or other term or phrase. For persons of
the Negro race, complexion should be described as light brown, medium brown, dark,
description of the person along systematic lines, beginning with the head and
progressing downward the following words, terms, phrases, and methods are recommend
for standard use:
1. Size and shape. Large, medium, or small, long or short, broad or
narrow, round, flat in black, flat on top, egg-shaped, high in crown, or bulging in
back. (Figure 5-4).
Shape of the Head.