Human Bite Mark Analysis: Review of Advantage Computer-Assisted Procedure

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Abstract

Forensic odontology plays an important role in the judicial field. In particular, bite mark analysis has been used as encouragement in identifying criminals and is considered one of the strongest pieces of evidence resulting from dental examination put up in the judiciary. Based on the scientific understanding that there are no two similar human dentitions, this uniqueness proposes dentition marks as a tool for the identification of the perpetrator. The procedure of comparing bite marks with suspect's teeth morphology including measurement and analysis of shape, position at arch, and size of each individual's teeth. The conservative technique of analyzing bite marks on the victim's skin or flesh or objects compared to suspect dentition by casting an impression proved to be the easiest method on the matching process. However, that comparison technique has many factors of subjectivity and distortion that could mislead the identification. DNA analysis from saliva left on the victim's skin could be valuable examinations but not always conceivably. DNA is often already damaged when examining bite marks due to environmental factors, such as time, temperature, humidity, and even mistreatment from health workers. The use of computer-assisted methods has elevated the accuracy of morphology compared, thus better interpretation. With software assisting the comparison process, such errors tend to be minimized and lift the value of bitemark analysis. This review aimed to cover advantage technique and procedure bite marks analysis, especially with computer-assisted so bite mark analysis could be stronger legal evidence accepted in court.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2021
EditorsSiti Fauziyah Rahman, Ahmad Zakiyuddin, Yudan Whulanza, Nurul Intan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735443716
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2022
Event6th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2021 - Depok, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Jul 20218 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2537
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2021
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityDepok, Virtual
Period7/07/218/07/21

Keywords

  • Bite marks
  • Computer-assisted Method
  • Dental Morphology
  • Forensic odontology

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