Bitemarks & Forensic Odontology

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Forensic Odontology

Podcast: Play in new window | Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More<p><b>Forensic odontology</b> is the application of dental science to legal …


Lightning Learning: Naming (Adult) Teeth

“The latest in our series of quick learning bites, designed to tie in with education and sims running in the department.”— advice is based on our …

Why is forensic bitemark identification likely to be abolished as a form of trial evidence?

The public holds exaggerated views of the quality of the scientific foundations of a surprising number of forensics sciences, as well as of the …


Forensic bitemark identification: weak foundations, exaggerated claims | Journal of Law and the Biosciences | Oxford Academic

Citation<p>Michael J. Saks, Thomas Albright, Thomas L. Bohan, Barbara E. Bierer, C. Michael Bowers, Mary A. Bush, Peter J. Bush, Arturo Casadevall, …

Higher Education

Domestic violence against children detected and managed in the routine of dentistry - A systematic review.

2016 Oct;43:34-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2016.07.006. Epub 2016 Jul 13.<p>1Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil.2Private Dental …

Violence Against Women

How Bitemark evidence is still operating at the appellate level – The Kunco Case

The “relatively unique teeth” of John Kunco<p>The “recaptured” evidence used against Kunco.<p>There still is a long road for prison inmates to overcome …


BBC World Service - Discovery, Forensic Dentistry

The science and techniques behind forensic dentistry. The field of forensic dentistry can help investigators even in the absence of significant items of evidence, in the case of a murder. Teeth can survive fire and mutilation and remain sometimes the only means of identifying a person.

White House Report: Bite-Mark Analysis is Junk Science | Innocence Project of Florida

The Intercept has obtained a draft report of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) titled “Forensic Science in …


White House Report Concludes That Bite-Mark Analysis Is Junk Science

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has concluded that forensic bite-mark evidence is not scientifically valid and is …


'It's the worst thing I've ever seen': Man eaten alive by neighbour's dogs

An 83-year-old man has been mauled to death by a pack of four dogs near his home in Florida.<p>Michael Downing was killed by his neighbour’s dogs near …

Death Penalty

Full harrowing details emerge of child snatched and killed by alligator at Disney World

The father of a toddler who was snatched by an alligator at a Walt Disney resort reached into the animal’s mouth in a failed attempt to try and save …


Tory MP criticises Dangerous Dogs Act after boy is mauled to death by bulldog

The Dangerous Dogs Act, brought in 25 years ago in the wake of a child’s horrific death, has “never really worked” and should be overhauled, a Tory …


Meet the man who spent 33 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted for rape and murder

A typical evening watching television with his parents turned into <b>Keith Allen Harward’s</b> worst nightmare – one that would last him decades – when the …

Death Penalty

BBC Three - Professor Green: Dangerous Dogs

Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, delves into the murky world of illegal dogs to investigate a worrying new trend. In the last decade, 27 people have been killed by dogs and hospitalisations have risen by 76%. But who is to blame? On a journey that takes him across the country, Stephen meets …

Television (UK)

“It’s Absolutely Stupid.” Fifth Trial Planned in Bite-Mark Murder Case

Just weeks after a unanimous California Supreme Court threw out Bill Richards’s murder conviction, prosecutors in San Bernardino County have …


Dangerous dogs - What can be done?

Kennelling types of dogs suspected of being dangerous cost the police at least £3.7m in 2010, according to figures given to BBC Newsnight.<p>During that period, 2,493 dogs were held by the 29 police authorities in England and Wales that kept records.<p>The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, which applies to …


Shark Attacks by Country

A list of countries in which shark attacks are recorded. Click on a country to show more information.

Could a Bite Mark Catch a Killer?

Filed 5:43 p.m.<p>06.08.2015<p>News<p>Or is it junk science?<p>When used in expert testimony at a criminal trial, terms like “incisal edge” and “the diastema of …


Shark 'at least five-and-a-half metres long' kills woman diver in Australia

A diver has been killed by a shark that eyewitnesses have described as being at least five-and-a-half metres long in the second fatal attack to hit …


Woman killed by huge shark while scuba diving off Perth

A 60-year-old woman has been killed by a seventeen-foot shark while scuba diving off Australia's west coast – the second fatal attack in the area in less than a week.<p>The woman was diving with her regular dive partner, a 43-year-old man who said he felt something underwater and surfaced to find a …

Scuba Diving