The first stand-alone reference on the subject, this book compiles the expertise and recommendations of a team of 21 eminent specialists from the disciplines of forensic odontology, DNA analysis, pathology, and jurisprudence. It illustrates the many facets of bitemark recognition, diagnosis, handling, excision, lifting, and transillumination. It provides recommendations on storage, preservation, transportation, analysis, and comparison. With more than 540 black and white photographs and 32 color pages, the book illustrates animal and human bitemarks on the living, the dead, and objects, incorporating sections on the history of bitemark evidence, salivary DNA, and genotypic comparison of oral bacteria.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2004