Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    Analysis of Photographic Distortion in Bite Marks: A Report of the Bite Mark Guidelines Committee

    (Received 2 December 1985; accepted 4 March 1986)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Some degree of distortion is found in all bite marks. That distortion can be caused by photographic methods of recording the mark, by the dynamics of the bite, or by artifaction. All types of distortion complicate the process of matching marks to dentition, thus making it important to understand the distortion and, if possible, correct or allow for it. A method of analyzing photographically distorted bite patterns is presented, future research directions are suggested, and evidence-gathering standards are stressed.


    Author Information:

    Herschaft, EE
    Professor of oral diagnosis and oral pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, Charleston, SC

    Vale, GL
    Chief of forensic dentistry, Los Angeles County Medical Examiners' Office, Los Angeles, CA

    Sperber, ND
    Chief forensic dentist, San Diego and Imperial Counties, CA

    Rawson, RD
    Dental director, Dental Hygiene Program, Clark County Community College, North Las Vegas, NV

    Dowell, S
    Forensic technician, Los Angeles County Medical Examiners' Office,


    Stock #: JFS11904J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11904J

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    Title Analysis of Photographic Distortion in Bite Marks: A Report of the Bite Mark Guidelines Committee
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