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NCJ Number: 238073 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Automotive Topcoat Colours in Edmonton, Alberta
Journal: Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal  Volume:44  Issue:4  Dated:December 2011  Pages:130-143
Author(s): C.T. Lee; P.M.L. Sandercock
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This study was conducted to examine topcoat colors comparisons of vehicles in Edmonton, Alberta.
Abstract: The topcoat colors of 156 vehicles in a Federal Government employee parking lot in Edmonton, Alberta, were measured using a hand-held spectrophotometer. Vehicles were categorized and compared by topcoat color and finish (metallic vs. non-metallic), manufacturer, model year, and brand (domestic vs. foreign). L*a*b* values were used to calculate pair-wise color difference (deltaE*04 from CIE94) within specific color groupings to evaluate the possibility of a random color match between two vehicles within a given geographic location. A qualitative comparison was also made between human color perception and the spectrophotometric measurements for gold metallic automotive topcoats. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Foreign criminal justice research; Forensic sciences; Investigative techniques; Paint analysis; Vehicle identification
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