Anatomical Distribution of Human Bite Marks in a Series of 67 Cases

    Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1983

    Page Count: 9


    Vale, GL
    Chief of Forensic Dentistry Division and chief medical examiner-coroner, Department of Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    Noguchi, TT
    Chief of Forensic Dentistry Division and chief medical examiner-coroner, Department of Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 16 February 1982; accepted 24 May 1982)

    Abstract

    A study was made of the anatomical distribution of human bite marks, as well as their distribution by age of victim and type of crime involved. Bite marks in this study occurred primarily in sex-related crimes, child abuse cases, and cases involving other types of physical altercations. Bite marks were found on virtually all areas of the body, with more than one bite mark on 40% of the victims. Female victims were most commonly bitten on the breasts, arms, and legs, while male victims were most commonly bitten on the arms and shoulders.


    Paper ID: JFS12239J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12239J

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