Bitemark Evidence

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Robert B.J. Dorion
CRC Press, Nov 1, 2004 - 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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Seriously impressed at the amount of content there is for this normally neglected subject. I really like how this book shows the history of forensic odontology in Canada and how it expanded and grew throughout the years.
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Contents

1 History of Bitemark Evidence
1
II Bitemark Recognition
35
2 Role of Health Professionals in Diagnosing Patterned Injuries from Birth to Death
36
3 Role of the Medical ExaminerCoroner Pathologist
50
4 Teamwork in Bitemark Investigation
62
III Description of the Bitemark
67
5 Nature of Bitemarks
68
6 Reconstructive Bitemark Analysis
95
VII Methods of Comparison
492
20 The Comparison
493
VIII Reports
529
21 Bitemark Report
530
IX Prevention and Contamination
536
22 Precautionary Measures
537
X Legal Considerations and the Courtroom
544
23 Science and the Law
545

IV Collection of Bitemark Evidence
101
7 Photography
102
8 Digital Imagery
194
9 Bitemarks as Biological Evidence
211
10 Bitemark Impressions
234
11 Scanning Electron Microscopy
241
12 Nonperishables and Perishables
250
13 Tissue Specimens
260
14 Histology and Timing of Injury
299
V Bitemark Variables and Cases
319
15 Animal Bites
320
16 Dog Bitemarks
340
17 Human Bitemarks
376
18 Patterns Lesions and TraumaMimicking Bitemarks
453
VI Collection of Evidence from the Suspect
482
19 The Suspect
483
24 Case Law
559
25 Courtroom Aids in Bitemark Evidence
600
26 Legal Liability of an Expert Witness
614
XI Contentious Issues
624
27 Reliability of Bitemark Issues
625
28 Unresolved Issues in Bitemark Analysis
644
XII Research
664
29 Research Projects and Recent Developments
665
30 Genotypic Comparison of Oral Bacteria Isolated from Bitemarks and Teeth
700
Appendix I
710
Appendix IIBitemark Checklist
715
Appendix IIIForensic Odontology Section Bitemark Digital Imaging Processing
725
Appendix IVSample Consent Form
727
Appendix VDental Nomenclature
729
Index
731
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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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