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IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences

Bite Marks Encountered in Violent Crimes: Punishes Guilty and Safeguards Innocent

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Author Details: Garima Rastogi

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9615

Print ISSN : 2581-9844

Article First Page : 27

Article End Page : 31


The impression left by the teeth on a surface is called as Bite marks. As a physical evidence in a violent crimes it helps in the identification of the accused and hence, offer forensic relevance. Bite mark identification is grounded on the individuality of the dentition, which is used to compare and match with the suspect. DNA collected through the swab over the bite mark helps in DNA Fingerprinting. Therefore Bite mark analysis gives a considerable challenge to Forensic Odontologists (forensic dentist) which comes under Forensic Medicine. The present paper highlights on the analysis of the bite mark and its forensic importance to help the court of law for the identification of culprit and safeguard the person with false allegation.

Bite Marks, Forensic Dentistry, Physical Evidence, Identification, Analysis