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Digital analysis of bite mark evidence

Raymond J. Johansen

Digital analysis of bite mark evidence

using Adobe Photoshop

by Raymond J. Johansen

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Published by Forensic Imaging Services in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adobe Photoshop.,
  • Dental jurisprudence.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Raymond J. Johansen, C. Michael Bowers.
    ContributionsBowers, C. Michael
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 112 p. :
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22459870M
    ISBN 100967786606

      Bite mark evidence, as with most forensics, is a discipline based upon conclusions resulting from flawed inductive reasoning and an absence of true scientific and statistical validation. In addition to that, the discipline has been woefully lacking in controls on process, procedure, and competence. Description of the bitemark. 5. Nature of bitemarks / Mark L. Bernstein Reconstructive bitemark analysis / Mark L. Bernstein --Part IV. Collection of bitemark evidence. Noninvasive analysis. 7. Photography / Gregory S. Golden and Franklin D. Wright Digital imagery / Robert B.J. Dorion Bitemarks as biological evidence / David.

      Bite mark evidence found on the skin of a living person or a dead body and on objects may be of great importance in criminal and legal investigations. This chapter focuses on digital bite mark analysis and the stepwise process of analysis.   Standard procedures for analysis of digital bite mark evidence for forensic odontologists should be followed,,, and when describing the results of a bite mark comparison, one of the following conclusions should be reached. 1.

    Review of: Digital Analysis of Bite Mark Evidence Using Adobe® Photoshop The same is true of bite mark analysis. The authors have taken what to many of us is a confusing and technically complex procedure and reduced it to a straightforward and simple technique. Adobe ® Photoshop ® can be a daunting program to learn, and incorporating the.   West concluded that the suspected bit mark on Smith's body came from Brooks. In Jackson's death, he also used bite mark analysis to assert that Brewer was responsible for 19 bite marks on the girl's body. West even went so far as to say the bite marks found on Jackson were “indeed and without a doubt inflected [sic] by Kennedy Brewer.”.


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Digital analysis of bite mark evidence by Raymond J. Johansen Download PDF EPUB FB2

From the Author Digital Analysis of Bite Mark Evidence establishes standard operating protocols (SOPS) in the computer analysis of physical evidence. From the Back Cover Digital imaging is becoming commonplace in our world today and Forensic Dentistry is 5/5(1). As we embark into the 21st century, state-of-the-art technology affords the forensic dentist the opportunity of using digital photography to better analyze and compare bite mark evidence.

Johansen and Bowers have provided a "how to" manual that specifically details those steps necessary to successfully use, and understand, digital analysis.5/5. Bite mark analysis has never been validated. Inthe National Academy of Sciences released a groundbreaking report detailing problems with many forensic techniques in use in criminal proceedings.

The report raised issues about the “ substantial rates of erroneous results ” in forensic disciplines including bite marks, and highlights its lack of scientific validation. Digital bite mark overlays - An analysis of effectiveness Conclusions from the analysis of bite mark evidence can assist the justice system to answer crucial questions about interaction.

Physical bite mark played an important part in criminal investigations and some scientist recommends a thorough analysis of the size, position and other features of bite marks before comparison. 6 See E.H. Dinkel, The Use of Bite fl.,fark Evidence as an Investigative Aid, 19 J.

FORENSIC Sci. 7 See David Sweet & Gary G. Shutler, Analysis ofSalivmy DNA Evidencefi"om a Bite Mark on a Body Submerged in Water, 44 J.

FoRENSIC Sci.I () ("The teeth may be used as an offensive weapon during an attack, or they may be. Bite mark evidence has been introduced in trials all over the country, and sometimes has been the smoking gun leading to a conviction.

Bite mark evidence, an aspect of forensic odontology, is the process by which odontologists (dentists) attempt to match marks found at crime scenes with the dental impressions of suspects. A. Analysis. The definition of analysis is: ‘a careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do, and how they are related to each other’.

2 Bite mark analysis is conducted as part of a medico-legal autopsy. This involves objective documentation and interpretation of the evidence surrounding patterned injuries that may, or may not, be bite marks.

whether bite mark analysis can be admitted as evidence, a ruling critics say could kick it out of courtrooms for good. Some notable cases of faulty bite mark analysis include: - Two men convicted of raping and killing two 3-year-old girls in separate Mississippi crimes in and Marks on their bodies were later determined to have come from.

As of today, bite mark evidence has led to more than two dozen wrongful arrests or convictions. Two men sentenced to death on bite mark evidence. Practical experience is learned by collecting bite mark evidence using non-invasive and invasive techniques. Therefore, specific photographic techniques, DNA collection methods, impression procedures and tissue specimen gathering are practiced.

An extensive training on digital analysis and comparison of collected bite mark evidence is provided. Currently, bite mark evidence is recovered based on a written description, an examination of the victim and suspect, photography of the site of injury, saliva evidence, dental impressions and tissue samples.

Use of 3D-scanning and other digital imaging methods are currently being researched, aimed at improving the accuracy of these analyses.

Analysis of bite mark evidence has been assisting the judiciary to answer crucial questions about interactions between people at the scene of a crime. The shape of the bitemark can give useful clues about the person who caused it and may lead to the implication or exclusion of an individual under investigation.

Digital Analysis of Bitemark Evidence by C. Michael Bowers,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A recent Associated Press review of convictions based on bite mark evidence revealed that at least two dozen individuals had been exonerated, mostly as a result of DNA testing, after bite mark analysis contributed to their wrongful convictions.

The investigation which included an examination of court records, archives, news reports and filings. Forensic bite-mark analysis first gained widespread attention in the prosecution of serial killer Ted Bundy and was quite the rage for years, as evidenced by the “Columbo” episode.

The first stand-alone textbook on the subject, this illuminating reference compiles the expertise and recommendations of a team of 21 eminent specialists from the disciplines of forensic 5/5(2). was only one article detected with information about software in bite mark analysis and that was selected from Cochrane library after full text reading.

Thirteen articles were selected for the review article. The book “Bitemark evidence” written by Robert B. Dorion (5) is used as reference for the Introduction to bitemark analysis. See pp. for bite mark methodology guidelines, including methods to preserve bite mark evidence (p. ), bite mark analysis guidelines (p.

), bite mark terminology guidelines (p. ), and guidelines for investigative and final bite mark reports (p. Digital analysis of bite mark evidence using Adobe Photoshop. [Raymond J Johansen; C Michael Bowers] Home.

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Create. Computer visualisation of the bite mark. A series of photographs with specific alignment points were taken of the bite mark on the victim’s on this photo series, the RolleiMetric multiple image evaluation system (CDW, Close Range Digital Work Station, Version 2, RolleiMetric, Braunschweig, Germany) was used to calculate the 3D data model of the bite mark.The American Board of Forensic Odontology allows digital imaging in bite mark analysis (Bowers and Bell ).

The correction of photographic distortion .Bite marks show uniqueness due to specific characteristics and arrangement of teeth, but when it comes to bite mark analysis, it is complicated by numerous factors such as animal bite, abuse etc., Humans and pet animals (dog) bite marks analysis is by far the most demanding and complicated part of forensic dentistry.