Here are two counterpoint articles from the Marshall Project that thoroughly uncover the effects of bitemark opinions gone bad. They add context to the following journal bitemark opinion article cloaked as ‘scientific.’
An opening statement.
To be honest, this ABFO generated material is nothing new. What is typical, along with the personal attacks, is the absence of meaningful point-by-point discussion of scientific (i.e. the 2009 NAS Report) and exoneration case evaluation. It also provides the un-informed dental community with less than a balanced presentation of the facts. You might see why the American Dental Association does not consider this group a certified dental specialty.
What is also missing is the context of what is currently going on in the real world of forensic dentistry. As in, Bitemark Evidence may put Eddie Lee Howard in the Death Chamber of Mississippi.
None of this small group has assisted the Mississippi Innocence Project in this matter.
Propaganda piece by embattled forensic dentistry group published by California Dental Association.
[ Title image presenting a visual analogy that teeth are like fingerprints (look very closely) from the Journal of the…
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