Forensics: More cases where age assessment by dentists leads to incorrect immigration outcomes

Among clear evidence that ICE and Homeland is violating their own mandate NOT to use wisdom teeth and bone analysis, it is still a large money-maker for dentists when they are hired by ICE and Homeland to put children into adult detention. Here’s a quote from this LA Times article.

“In a report for an attorney this year opposing the use of third molar estimates, Dr. Mike Bowers, a dentist who practices forensic odontology, stated that “dental aging should be considered an indicator of the biological maturity of a growing child. It was not developed to be used for individual age identification.”

“The court system demands a clear determination, and the tool they’re using is not capable of doing that,” Bowers said.

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-dental-xray-20181002-story.html

About csidds

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