Bitemark Evidence: A Color Atlas and Text, 2nd Edition

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Robert B.J. Dorion
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Law - 680 pages
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The first stand-alone textbook on the subject, this illuminating reference compiles the expertise and recommendations of a team of 21 eminent specialists from the disciplines of forensic odontology, DNA analysis, pathology, and jurisprudence. It is generously illustrated with more than 543 black and white photographs and 32 full-color pages that serve to illustrate the many facets of bitemark recognition, diagnosis, handling, excision, lifting, transillumination, storage, preservation, transportation, analysis, and comparison.

Thirty comprehensive chapters illustrate animal and human bitemarks on the living, the deceased, and on objects-incorporating sections on the history of bitemark evidence, salivary DNA, genotypic comparison of oral bacteria, legal and courtroom implications, and expert witness liability.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 History of Bitemark Evidence
3
Section II Bitemark Recognition
23
Chapter 2 The Role of Health Professionals in Diagnosing Patterned Injuries from Birth to Death
25
Chapter 3 Role of the Medical Examiner Coroner and Pathologist
33
Chapter 4 The Team Approach in Bitemark Investigation
43
Section III Description of the Bitemark
51
Chapter 5 The Nature of Bitemarks
53
Chapter 6 Reconstructive Bitemark Analysis
67
Chapter 22 Experimental Bitemarks and Histology
433
Chapter 23 Genotypic Comparison of Bacterial DNA Recovered from Bitemarks and Teeth
453
Section VII Collection of Evidence from the Suspect
461
Chapter 24 The Suspect
463
Chapter 25 Methods of Comparison
469
Section IX The Reports
491
Chapter 26 Bitemark Report
493
Section X Prevention and Contamination
497

A Noninvasive Analyses
71
Chapter 7 Photography
73
Chapter 8 Practical Tips in Forensic Bitemark Photography
103
Chapter 9 Image Processing and Analysis for Evidentiary Purposes
111
Chapter 10 Bitemarks as Biological Evidence
131
Chapter 11 Bitemark Impressions
145
Chapter 12 Microscopy Techniques
153
Chapter 13 Nonperishables and Perishables
159
B Invasive Analyses
165
Chapter 14 Tissue Specimens
167
Chapter 15 Histology and Timing of Injury
195
Section V Bitemark Variables and Cases
207
Chapter 16 Animal Bites
209
Chapter 17 Carnivore Bitemarks
217
Chapter 18 Human Bitemarks
241
Chapter 19 Patterns Lesions and TraumaMimicking Bitemarks
283
Section VI Research
301
Chapter 20 Current Context of Bitemark Analysis and Research
303
Chapter 21 Research Emerging Technologies and Recent Developments
317
Chapter 27 Precautionary Measures
499
Section XI Legal Considerations and the Courtroom
505
Chapter 28 Science and the Law
507
Chapter 29 Case Law
517
Chapter 30 Contracting with the Expert Witness
543
Chapter 31 Courtroom Aids in Bitemark Evidence
561
Chapter 32 Legal Liability of an Expert Witness
569
Chapter 33 Wrongful Convictions and Erroneous Bitemark Opinions
577
Chapter 34 Reliability of Bitemark Analysis
587
Chapter 35 Resolving Issues in Bitemark Analysis
601
Section XIII Appendices
615
ABFO Bitemark Analysis GuidelinesOutline
617
ABFO Guidelines for Investigative and Final Bitemark Reports
619
Bitemark ChecklistBitemark Recipient
621
Bitemark ChecklistSuspected Biter
625
Sample Consent Form
629
Dental Nomenclature
631
Back cover
633
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Laboratoire de Sciences, Judiciares et de Medecine Legale, Ministry of Public Security for the Province of Quebec

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