Volume 47, Issue 3 (May 2002)
Review of: Digital Analysis of Bite Mark Evidence Using Adobe® Photoshop®
The use of digitization and computer analysis in many areas of forensic science is "cutting edge." The same is true of bite mark analysis. The authors have taken what to many of us is a confusing and technically complex procedure and reduced it to a straightforward and simple technique. Adobe ® Photoshop ® can be a daunting program to learn, and incorporating the necessary safeguards and logging of steps used to get to the end work product would take many hours of study by the average odontologist. This spiral bound text, which includes a 3.5diskette with a sample case, makes the learning curve quite reasonable. The spiral binding also allows it to be easily used as a workbook. I might add that these techniques could very well find wide use in the criminalistics/pathology/anthropology communities, particularly, in tool mark/patterned injury analysis, much as the ABFO #2 photo scale has found wide use throughout the forensic sciences worldwide for documenting evidence.