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Use of Forensic Bite Analysis in the Courtroom Is Not Supported by Evidence

While forensic bite analysis makes a frequent appearance in legal drama TV shows, scientific research supporting its efficacy is scant. A study published in the Journal of the California Dental Association found that 26 people were wrongfully convicted based on forensic bite analysis evidence. DNA testing proved the defendants were innocent after they had been convicted based on bite mark analysis. Study authors found there is little evidence showing that bite marks are entirely unique to individuals and that unique characteristics of dentition transfer to the skin. Click here to read more.

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