Toneline Bite Mark Photography

    Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 13


    Robinson, E
    Forensic odontologist and photographer/graphic artist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Strongsville, OH

    Wentzel, J
    Forensic odontologist and photographer/graphic artist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Strongsville, OH

    (Received 5 December 1990; accepted 20 May 1991)

    Abstract

    In bite mark analyses, the initial photograph is critical for the collection and presentation of evidence. A high-contrast film technique previously used primarily in the graphic arts field has been refined and applied to forensic odontology. The process, called toneline, reduces the interpretational bias of the investigator and yields a transparent overlay with a photographic outline of the bite mark which can be directly compared with models of the suspect's teeth.


    Paper ID: JFS13227J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13227J

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    Title Toneline Bite Mark Photography
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