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J Calif Dent Assoc. 2015 Jun;43(6):309-14.

Bite-Mark and Pattern Injury Analysis: A Brief Status Overview.

Abstract

Bite marks are one component of forensic investigation requiring subjective interpretation for determining unknown source evidence to a putative suspect. Recent scrutiny has lead to questions about the scientific validity of patterned evidence, bite-mark analysis in particular, and its role in judicial proceedings. This article discusses some issues that persist in forensic circles and the difficulties surrounding the field of bite-mark analysis that inherently must employ human subjectivity in its execution of duty.

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