FRIZZELL FORENSICS
Available for Niagara-Hamilton-Toronto and beyond.
Who will analyze and document the bitemark?
Taking photos of bitemarks is a high technical skill, requiring specific camera angles, use of ABFO scales, and, in many cases, the use of UV or other alternate light sources. And proper use of the Power of Photoshop.
Who will analyze and document the bitemark?
Bitemark evidence is too valuable to the investigation and adjudication of certain crimes to be abandoned, discounted, or overlooked.
Who will analyze and document the bitemark?
The use of bitemark analysis to exclude suspects is powerful and important.
Who will analyze and document the bitemark?
The use of bitemark analysis and documentation of patterned injuries from intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assaults, and senior abuse are more popular then you think.
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About Dr. James Frizzell

Dr. James Frizzell is the owner of Frizzell Dental, a family and general dentist in Niagara Falls, ON.  Dr. Frizzell completed the one-year Forensic Dentistry Program with McGill University.  This included on-campus training with Dr. Robert Dorion, author of BITEMARK EVIDENCE: A COLOR ATLAS AND TEXT.
 
Dr. Frizzell has also trained at Surete du Quebec with two forensic team members in the area of forensic photography.

The Power of Photoshop

The power of photoshop is to give enhancement and clarification of photographed images into evidence. Forensic photography must be taken in the camera RAW setting. Photoshop’s  use is not to modify images, but to clarify images;  and often to show image items or trauma not seen with the naked eye. 

The importance of not proving innocent or guilty, but only  to aid in clarification of the imaged evidence. It is essential, legally, to have the professional skills to present in court the metadata report printed, and prints made of the contact sheets of the photoshop evidence images, for presentation in a court case.

Forensic Dentists Provide Evidence Analysis

  1. To recognize and analyze patterned injuries (often bitemark analysis);
  2. To take legally adequate photographs, to be used in legal written case reports.
  3. Available 24-7 for hospital emergency departments, Police Forces, children’s aid, FACS, Coroner’s Office, and any medical or dental office.

The suspicion of abuse or neglect provides us with the opportunity to interrupt the chain of events which threaten the life and the well being of children or adults. By learning signs and symptoms of abuse, knowing how to document what is seen, and by fulfilling your legal duty to report suspected abuse or neglect, health professionals may help to mend a family in distress or to save the life of a helpless child or adult. (ABFO Manual).

Frizzell Forensics is Available for

  1. Bitemark and Patterned Injury Cases for assistance for Police, or Hospital Emergency Departmet (on-call 24-7) or for other health professionals.
  2. Presentations for dental, medical, legal, police foundations college, and PSW  professions.

Topics Include

Signs of Child Abuse (red flags)

Signs of Child Abuse
(red flags)

Intimate Partner Violence (domestic violence)

Intimate Partner Violence
(domestic violence)

Signs of Elder Abuse

Signs of Elder Abuse

Signs & Symptoms of Human Trafficking

Signs & Symptoms of Human Trafficking

Patterned injuries or bruising should be highly suspicious in child abuse. Multiple parallel marks may indicate force of fingers from when child is slapped. Other definable shapes such as belt buckles, belts, cords, wires, hangers or other objects may leave a unique pattern, recognizable by the observer. Human bitemarks are another common injury in child abuse. Bitemarks may be found on any part of the child’s body, but are most commonly seen on the extremities, the face, the back, and the abdomen.