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1 Chapter 8 – Forensic Odontology FRSC 7104 Criminalistics I Professor Bensley

2 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Objectives After studying this chapter, the student should be able to: Recognize the basic anatomy of the human dentition and understand the process of tooth development Understand the determinations that are incorporated in the analysis of teeth and bitemark evidence

3 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Outline I.Introduction (Human Identification) II.Bitemark Impressions III.History of Forensic Odontology IV.Class vs. Individual Characteristics

4 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Outline

5 Childhood Adulthood Teeth Through the Years Primary teeth sprout from milk buds and are temporary. Once they fall out, permanent teeth as seen on the other side appear. Permanent adult teeth come in when primary teeth fall out; they are permanent because they establish roots inside the gums. Third molar come in around the mid teenage years.

6 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Outline

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8 V.Various Surfaces A.Human skin B.Dragmarks C.Bitemark vs. Time of Death D.Offensive vs. Defensive E.Passage of time since Bitemark F.DNA

9 State of Florida v. Ted Bundy Evidence, various pictures from trial Ted Bundy, was an American serial killer who murdered numerous young women between 1974 and He confessed to 30 murders, however the total amount of victims remains unknown. He would bludgeon his victims, then strangle them to death. He engaged in rape and necrophilia.

10 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Outline VI.Analytical Techniques in Forensic Odontology A.Description 1.Types of injuries a.Hemmorhage b.Contusion c.Abrasion d.Laceration e.Avulsion f.Artifact 1) Low forensic significance 2) Moderate forensic significance 3) High forensic significance 4) High forensic significance 5) Moderate forensic significance 6) Low forensic significance

11 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Outline B.Evidence Collection from Victim C.Evidence Collection from Suspect D.Comparisons

12 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 22 Outline

13 Interesting Teeth Patterns

14 FRSC 7104 – Chapter 8 Outline VII.Results Chapter Summary: Dental identification can be conducted through comparison of dental remains to either antemortem or postmortem records Forensic anthropology plays a central role in the identification of people who are not identifiable by fingerprints or photographs Bitemark evidence is a form of impression evidence that can play an important role in the outcome of a case


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