Forensic comparison of synthetic fibers

Shady Farah, Konda Reddy Kunduru, Tsadok Tsach, Alfonso Bentolila, Abraham J. Domb

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Abstract

Polymeric fibers are one kind of trace evidence found in the crime scenes, and they play a crucial role in criminal investigation. Identification and comparison of polymeric fibers are a direct result of professional analysis. When performed properly, the analytical method used in differentiating fibers of different origins can be of high evidential value. Regular forensic examinations of synthetic fibers to determine type and subtype are based on microscopy, spectroscopy, chromatographic, and mass spectrometry. This review covers different analytical methods used in the forensic analysis and comparison of synthetic fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-796
Number of pages12
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords

  • Fiber analysis
  • Fibers forensic comparison
  • Forensic science
  • Synthetic fibers
  • Trace evidence

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