A textile fibre survey as an aid to the interpretation of fibre evidence in the Sydney region

S. Cantrell, C. Roux, P. Maynard, J. Robertson

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Abstract

Frequency figures of the fibre population on textile cinema seats were measured in Sydney, Australia, in winter. Sixteen seats were analysed from a very popular cinema complex, with 3025 fibres classified according to colour, generic class and fluorescence properties (100 grey-black cotton fibres only). The recovered fibres were mostly natural fibres (84%) with cotton the most common generic type (70%). On the contrary, man made fibres were relatively rare (15%) with rayon constituting the majority of these (51%). The most common colour/generic class combinations were grey-black cotton (33%) and blue cotton (30%) accounting for 63% of the total population. All other frequencies were below 5%, most below 1% using only the two properties of colour and generic class. Fluorescence properties were found to be very discriminating as far as grey-black cotton fibres were concerned. These features are considered and discussed and in particular, to emphasise the significance of fibres as evidence of contact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalForensic Science International
Volume123
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Cantrell, S. ; Roux, C. ; Maynard, P. ; Robertson, J. / A textile fibre survey as an aid to the interpretation of fibre evidence in the Sydney region. In: Forensic Science International. 2001 ; Vol. 123, No. 1. pp. 48-53.
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In: Forensic Science International, Vol. 123, No. 1, 15.11.2001, p. 48-53.

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