Volume 48, Issue 3 (May 2003)
Commentary on: Bottrell MC, Webb JB. Book Review of: Forensic Interpretation of Glass Evidence. J Forensic Sci 2002;47(4): 926-7.
The review of Forensic Interpretation of Glass Evidence by Bottrell MC and Webb JB, which appeared in J Forensic Sci, July 2002, Vol. 47, No. 4 came to our attention (1). We are appreciative of the general tenor of the opening remarks on the importance of our research, and perhaps even more so of the criticisms numbered 1-7 on factual matters. We would like to say, in fairness to our readers, that a revised printing is in preparation, and in fairness to ourselves, that many of the objections raised had not escaped our attention (a list of errata will be offered by the editor to those who do not desire to purchase the revised printing). It also seems to us that some objections stem from matters of expression, or perhaps from a less than punctilious reading, than in matters of substance. But generally speaking, the remarks on factual errors are well taken, and efforts are being made on the part of the authors to secure the more detailed account forgone by the reviewers for reasons of brevity, and which did not appear in the review (nor in other reviews available to this date in forensic literature).