Bite Marks for Identification?—A Preliminary Report

  title={Bite Marks for Identification?—A Preliminary Report},
  author={D. T. Devore},
  journal={Medicine, Science and the Law},
  pages={144 - 145}
  • D. T. Devore
  • Published 1971
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, Science and the Law
  • IN recent years, there has been an increasing number of cases in which bite marks have been used to aid in the identification of indivi­ duals accused of various crimes. This study intends to show that there is a change in shape and size of a mark on skin which alters with change in body position; and the change is not in any concentric pattern. Therefore, any simple enlargement or reduction of the size of photographs of bite marks on skin cannot be used unless the exact position in which the… CONTINUE READING
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