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Bitemark Evidence (Forensic Science) Hardcover – November 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0824754143 ISBN-10: 082475414X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Forensic Science (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 629 pages
  • Publisher: Marcek Dekker; 1 edition (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082475414X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824754143
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,164,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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…I would like to complement the authors for the breadth and depth of material included. The editor deserves special recognition for his efforts in making this book happen.
-Journal of Forensic Sciences

This book is the first comprehensive text published on the topic of bitemarks and is a must for both the beginning odontologist and the experienced practitioner. It also provides information to others with an interest in bitemark evidence. I would like to complement the authors for the breadth and depth of material included. The editor deserves special recognition for his efforts in making this book happen.

-Dr Homer R. Campbell,
Past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Past-President of the American Board of Forensic Odontology
Journal of Forensic Sciences, July 2005

Dr. Robert Dorion has compiled and edited an excellent reference on the subject of bitemarks in forensic science. …The technical information included is very complete and instructionally most informative. …This timely collection of edited articles, from over 20 respected contributors in the forensic field, is an excellent instructional and reference text for any health, judicial, or investigative discipline. The increasing necessity for a standard of excellence in the area of bitemark and pattern injury comparison is accomplished in this presentation. This is an academic, instructional, and reference text that should be of definite value to any serious practitioner in this field.
-W. Ross Barlow, Dental Consultant, Dept. of Forensic Pathology, Hamilton General Hospital, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

…Dr. Dorion has performed an invaluable service in presenting the most up-to-date techniques of bitemark analysis in an intelligent and easily referenced manner. He has wisely chosen his contributors whose aggregate knowledge and experience represent the very backbone of this field.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Desai on October 29, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Other odontology texts devote a mere few pages or maybe a chapter on bitemark evidence. This book is solely devoted to bitemarks and contains everything that you wanted to know about the topic, including minutae that would make an odontologist's toes curl. The text begins with a rather detailed history of landmark cases that used bitemark evidence to identify perpetrators of a crime (see Ted Bundy). The rest of the book takes the reader through the sequential process of bitemark identification, from the anatomy and physiology of bitemarks to the technical aspects of gathering, studying, and interpreting data from a typical bitemark case. The book is laden with color and b/w photos. There is also a very detailed section on presentation of bitemark evidence in court, as well as the controversial topic of reliability of bitemark data as the sole means of positively identifying criminals in a court of law. Indeed, the book is concept-heavy and overly detailed for the conventional forensics enthusiast (they may, dare I write it, find it a boring read); but if you're in the profession of forensics, whether it is pathology, odontology, or anthropology, or are thinking about pursuing it down the road, this book would serve as a terrific resource in your forensics armamentarium.
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