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NCJ Number: 134448 Find in a Library
Title: Collection of Fiber Evidence Using a Roller Device and Adhesive Lifts
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:37  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1992)  Pages:106-112
Author(s): L L Flinn
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 7
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: One of the accepted methods of collecting fiber evidence is the use of adhesive lifts, generally adhesive tape. The construction of an apparatus for preparing adhesive lifts and a roller device that employs these lifts is described.
Abstract: The lifts can be prepared in quantity to make them available for immediate use, with an assembly line process where one person prepares the adhesive surfaces and a second person cuts the transparencies into individual lifts and secures them in document protector halves. No obvious deterioration of the printed pattern or adhesive properties has been observed for lifts that have been stored in excess of 3 years. Employment of the lifts in conjunction with the roller considerably reduces the time required for collecting fiber evidence. The roller method offers particular advantages for collecting fibers from bedding and larger items of apparel in the laboratory. In addition, collection at crime scenes can be made rapidly from large surfaces or areas and from items not easily transportable to the laboratory. 7 references and 3 figures (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Evidence collection; Hair and fiber analysis
Index Term(s): Forensic sciences
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