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NCJ Number: 31089 Find in a Library
Title: RECOVERY OF FIBRES FROM THE SURFACE OF CLOTHING FOR FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS
Journal: JOURNAL OF THE FORENSIC SCIENCE SOCIETY  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL 1975)  Pages:127-132
Author(s): C A POUNDS
Corporate Author: Forensic Science Soc
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Science Soc
Harrowgate, N Yorkshire HG1 1BX, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FIVE SEARCHING METHODS FOR REMOVING TRANSFERRED FIBERS FROM FIVE REPRESENTATIVE ARTICLES OF MEN'S CLOTHING (THREE JACKETS AND TWO SWEATERS OF DIFFERING SURFACE APPEARANCES) ARE EVALUATED.
Abstract: RESULTS ARE QUOTED FOR THE SEARCHING EFFICIENCY OF SHAKING, VACUUMING, A NYLON BRUSH FABRIC, AND HIGH AND LOW ADHESIVE TAPES. THE EFFICIENCY OF THE LAST THREE WERE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS TWO. THE NUMBER OF BACKGROUND FIBRES REMOVED TOGETHER WITH THE TRANSFERRED FIBRES FROM A RECIPIENT GARMENT WERE COMPARED FOR THE BEST THREE SEARCHING TECHNIQUES. IN THE LIGHT OF THESE RESULTS IT IS TENTATIVELY SUGGESTED WHICH IS THE METHOD OF CHOICE UNDER A GIVEN SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES. A STUDY WAS ALSO UNDERTAKEN ON THE NUMBER OF FIBRES LOST DURING THE PACKAGING OF THE CLOTHING EXHIBITS. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Criminalistics; Evidence collection; Hair and fiber analysis; Techniques
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