Author(s): Sheasby DR, MacDonald DG, Sheasby DR, MacDonald DG
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Abstract The occurrence of distortion in human bite marks is well recognised. A forensic classification of distortion is suggested which is based upon the causative factors and their inter-relationships. The terms primary distortion and secondary distortion are introduced and described. The objective of this classification is to emphasise the need for a scientific approach to the recognition and interpretation of the types of distortion found in human bite marks. The relationships between distortion, distinctive features and superimposition techniques in bite mark analysis are discussed.
This article was published in Forensic Sci Int
and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research