Actions of bitemark experts before testimony brings consequences after exoneration


From a recent Tech Dirt op-ed.

“We’ve discussed the junk science masquerading as forensic science in criminal cases. Coming in slightly ahead of chatting with psychics is “bite mark analysis.” According to these so-called experts, each bite mark is just as unique as a fingerprint. But if so, why have so many cases been overturned when actual science — usually DNA evidence — is examined? Bite mark analysts have no answers. Fortunately, there’s been less and less reliance on this highly-questionable evidence over the years.”

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