Category Archives: Bite Marks

Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: Anthro calling BS on ICE using dental xrays to put immigrant kids into adult detention. @theNAME1966

These US dentists are trained to do this by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. They mislead the courts and care less about ICE using their “conclusions.” medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-immigration-agents-x-raying-migrants-age.html

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Forensics: Good review on judicial weaknesses. Stop Using Junk Science in the Courtroom – The Daily Utah Chronicle

  In 1985, Robert Lee Stinson was convicted of raping and murdering a 63-year-old woman based on so-called expert testimony that his bite matched a mark on the victim’s body. He spent over 23 years in prison but was later … Continue reading

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Forensics: AAFS 2012 meeting abstract on the failure of bitemark analysis

This one got me no love from the ABFO bitemarkers.

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Forensics: Discussion: How to Avoid Mistakes and Bias. When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent

When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/05/03/when-forensic-evidence-convicts-the-innocent/

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Forensics: The bitemarkers could never figure this out. A method for measuring the quality of friction skin impression evidence: Method development and validation – ScienceDirect

Despite attempts By Professor Iain Pretty trying to teach them. A method for measuring the quality of friction skin impression evidence: Method development and validation – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073821000232

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a Crime Lab” mentions bitemarks and “police forensics.”

Garrett’s new book details injustices in police and prosecutor controlled expert crime scene analyses. His narrative includes steps to insure true quality controls, full disclosure of lab results and avoidance of cognitive biases. http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2021/04/12/brandon-garrett-director-of-the-wilson-center-for-science-and-justice-discusses-his-new-book-autopsy-of-a-crime-lab-exposing-the-flaws-in-forensics/

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Forensics: “Bitemarks no longer accepted.” Appeals court says man can challenge bite mark evidence in 1978 Wood River murder

John N. Prante had challenged the bite mark evidence that contributed to a murder conviction and a 75-year prison sentence. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/appeals-court-says-man-can-challenge-bite-mark-evidence-in-1978-wood-river-murder/article_134eb7bc-f4a8-5d05-ade8-f14ead38db2b.html

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Forensics: Case study on the variability of bitemark injuries.

csidds.com/2015/07/21/bitemarks-in-uk-child-abuse-cases-reveals-how-skin-injury-patterns-vary-dramatically-on-a-single-victim/

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Forensics: Why Defense Forensics Experts Matter | Psychology Today

I have opposed many a prosecution bitemarker expert claiming equivalency to “its just like a fingerprint.” DAs were never happy. 12 exoneration cases Ive assisted proves who was right. ‘CSI is often presented in a one-sided way at criminal trials. … Continue reading

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