The Center for Integrity in Forensic Science (CIFS) has released their first animated video. The video explores the problematic use of bite mark comparison evidence in the justice system.
CIFS’s primary goal in creating the video is to raise public awareness about the flaws in bite mark evidence and educate potential jurors on its unreliability. The video provides a comprehensive overview of the history of bite mark evidence, its harmful impact on individuals, and issues surrounding its use in court.
The video is available here:
The video was created by San Francisco State University student, creator, and animator Justine Kanzler, voiced by the CIFS advisory board member Joyce White Vance, and with the help of board member Ahmad Askar.
Please take a few minutes to review the video to be aware of issues related to this type of evidence in case you see bite mark evidence in one of your cases. As always, I am available to consult with NC public defenders and private appointed attorneys on the forensic evidence in their cases. Please reach out to me at Sarah.R.Olson@nccourts.org.