Odontology under attack

This section is dedicated to the increasing volume of articles which have been published (mainly in the USA but now also on BBC News online [15.02.16.]) questioning the validity of bite mark evidence. So far, the problems that Odonts in the States have experienced have not been evident in the UK, but it is important to know of the issues. Barristers here will no doubt be reading the same literature.

These articles emphasize the need to understand the limitations in bite injury cases and to proceed only where the quality and quantity of available evidence is sufficient to reach a justifiable (and reliable) conclusion.

It is absolutely correct to state that you can do nothing with a case, rather than provide dubious “expert” evidence.

Let these articles be a lesson and a warning to us all.

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