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The First Meeting of the Texas Forensic Commission – Audio

The first meeting of the Texas Forensic Science Commission met on the 16th September 2015.  As public and open meetings the audio was recorded and is available here for you to listen to - its over two hours long, but those who are fascinated by the process of defining and justifying the existence of a science will find it fascinating. Here is the agenda for the meeting, more...

The Forensic Dentist Who’s Reviving Mexico’s Unidentified Corpses (NSFW)

We might never know how Hernández Cárdenas does what he does. But we do know he's got his work cut out for him. Juarez may no longer be the No. 1 most dangerous city in the world, a title it held as recently as 2009. But the city is still no stranger to death. It sits at the intersection of a coveted drug smuggling corridor (about 90 percent of the cocaine that ends more...

Stats again inappropriately applied in odontology

The product rule has been applied in odontology again, after years of research suggests that it shouldn't be. more...

Twin study suggests caution in dental ageing techniques.

Ageing papers - they are normally of little interest to anyone - especially given that the techniques are so well established and there has been endless re-iterations of them.  However, I thought this paper, Twins and the paradox of dental-age estimations: A caution for researchers and clinicians The biological age difference among twins is frequently an issue in more...

Odontology literature on line

ForensicDentistryOnline is now making available a back catalogue of odontology papers from 1960.  Many of these papers have been lost to readers as the journals are hard to source or not available on line.  Many odontologists have need to review the literature and these papers are available, with a brief summary, from this site.  Simply visit the "literature" section more...

New Bitemark Book Released

The latest version of Dr Robert Dorion’s Bitemark Evidence is now available.  Covering all aspects of bitemarks the chapter listing is shown below. New sections from the first edition include wrongful convictions as well as hundreds of new colour images. you can order the book from Amazon by clicking here for the US version, or here for the UK version. A historical more...