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Bitemark Analysis

As a forensic odontologist, Dr. Ajang Farid has also been trained in bite mark analysis and works closely with the Hungarian Police’s Crime Scene Investigation Team on prevention, detection and analysis of such crimes. Bite marks are usually seen in cases involving sexual assault, murder, and child abuse and can be a major factor in leading to a conviction. Biting is often a sign of the perpetrator seeking to degrade the victim while also achieving complete domination. Bite marks can be found anywhere on a body, particularly on soft, fleshy tissue such as the stomach or buttocks. In addition, bite marks can be found on objects present at the scene of a crime. Bite marks are commonly found on a suspect when a victim attempts to defend him/herself. It is imperative, especially in cases of child abuse and rape, that the victims are photographed early enough with an ABFO ruler before the wound starts to heal. Only then can a bite mark analysis be conducted.  Dr. Farid participates at least once a year in training courses in the United States to learn about new techniques and up-to-date standards of forensic dentistry.