The Bite Mark Standard Reference Scale—ABFO No. 2

    Volume 33, Issue 2 (March 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 March 1988

    Page Count: 9

    Krauss, TC
    Clinical assistant professor, University of Colorado School of Dentistry, Phillipsburg, K.S.

    Hyzer, WG
    Consultant in engineering and applied science, Janesville, WI

    (Received 15 June 1987; accepted 18 July 1987)


    A scale of spatial reference for bite mark photography has been developed and evaluated. The scale incorporates both linear and circular graduations to meet the diverse needs of practicing forensic odontologists in the rectification and measurement of photographically recorded bite marks. Its unique L-shaped configuration ensures accurate scaling in both the vertical and horizontal directions and facilitates the gridding of photographs to correct for distortional errors created by oblique camera angles. This paper describes the design and constructional features of the scale and offers guidelines for its effective application to bite mark photography.

    Paper ID: JFS11963J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11963J

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    Title The Bite Mark Standard Reference Scale—ABFO No. 2
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30