Forensics weekly dis.docx - There are many cases where the...

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argue your opinion as to how the bite mark would possibly include the suspect. There are many cases where the bite marks are not included in the evidence because they could not perfectly match the teeth marks with the bite mark. In the case that bite marks should be considered is because the way teeth are formed in the mouth can determine if the shape of the teeth are consistent with the way the teeth line up on the bitemark. There are some cases when DNA can be lifted from the bite mark to identify who left the mark. Pennsylvania defendant Aaron Ross is among the first to challenge bite mark evidence since the PCAST report was published. “Last year, Ross’s attorneys with the Innocence Project requested what is known as a Frye hearing to determine if bite mark evidence is scientifically reliable enough to be used in court” (Balko, 2017). Pennsylvania is one of just a handful of states that uses the Frye standard,
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