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NCJ Number: 98839 Find in a Library
Title: Occurrence of Trace Evidence in One Examiner's Casework
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:30  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1985)  Pages:485-493
Author(s): N Petraco
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study reviews the occurrence of trace evidence in routine casework from 1977 through 1983. Four primary categories of trace evidence are described.
Abstract: Each item of trace evidence was placed into one of the four primary categories. The occurrence of each category was evaluated for six different crime classifications over a period of seven years. The diversity of the trace evidence encountered, and the locations from which it was obtained, was also examined and evaluated. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Evidence identification; Hair and fiber analysis; Scientific techniques; Trace evidence
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