Forensic dentistry and human bite marks: issues for doctors.

  • Pretty I
  • Hall R
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Abstract

The human dentition can be used as a weapon of attack or defence. Bite mark injuries are common in cases of sexual assault, child abuse and homicide. Many bite injuries are first seen in casualty departments where quick and proper recovery of evidence can assist in analysing these injuries. This article describes different bite injuries, collection of evidence and comparative analysis methods.

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  • Bites
  • Child
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Abuse: diagnosis
  • Crime
  • Dental Casting Technique
  • Dentition
  • Expert Testimony
  • Forensic Dentistry
  • Forensic Dentistry: legislation & jurisprudence
  • Forensic Dentistry: methods
  • Human
  • Human: pathology
  • Humans
  • Photography
  • Saliva
  • Saliva: chemistry
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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Authors

  • Iain a Pretty

  • Rachel C Hall

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