Tx Forensic Sci Commission gets kudos for driving bitemark analysts to ground

Forensics-Opener

Well, its not just the bitemarker zealots being scoured by the Tx Commission as mentioned in the January issue of Texas Monthly. But, its title is “False Impressions” and its headpiece image is the above closeup of some badly busted up dental models.

The article runs the details of this non-regulatory panel’s rise to new prominence in Criminal Justice news for its stance on junk arson investigations, DNA and the pesky 4 remaining bitemark dentists bold enough to showup at the TCFSC proceedings to defend themselves.

The defending dentists totally missed (intentionally of course) the Commission’s oft-published charge to them to present legitimate scientific data behind their belief-based “system” of dental identification. This Texas article gives them short-shrift.

The are numerous quotes from the panel and one outstanding member, general counsel Lynn Garcia, who at the outset of the Commission’s bitemark journey, took alot of objectionable flack from the very same dental bunch described in the article.

Thanks to http://gritsforbreakfast@gmail.com

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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