Taking a bite out of forensic odontology

This article reports a session on dentistry at the annual forensic science conference featuring Keith Harward, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 33 years in Virginia based on expert testimony that bite marks on the victim were made by him “to a reasonable scientific certainty” and “It’s a practical impossibility that someone else would have all these characteristics in combination.” Recent reviews have been very critical of the scientific validity of bite mark matching.

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One Response to “Taking a bite out of forensic odontology”

  1. Mark Says:

    There was a similar case in Arizona with a wrongful conviction based on this “science”.

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