Experts argue it's time to stop using bite marks in forensics

Published: 1/12/2016
Experts argue it's time to stop using bite marks in forensics
Source: PHYS.ORG

Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper in Journal of Law and the Biosciences describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark identification and reviews relevant empirical research on bite-mark identification—highlighting both the lack of research and the lack of support provided by what research does exist.

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