Digital Imaging and image analysis applied to numerical applications in forensic hair examination

Elizabeth Brooks, Bruce Comber, Ian McNaught, James Robertson

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Abstract

A method that provides objective data to complement the hair analysts' microscopic observations, which is non-destructive, would be of obvious benefit in the forensic examination of hairs. This paper reports on the use of objective colour measurement and image analysis techniques of auto-montaged images. Brown Caucasian telogen scalp hairs were chosen as a stern test of the utility of these approaches. The results show the value of using auto-montaged images and the potential for the use of objective numerical measures of colour and pigmentation to complement microscopic observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalScience and Justice
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Brooks, Elizabeth ; Comber, Bruce ; McNaught, Ian ; Robertson, James. / Digital Imaging and image analysis applied to numerical applications in forensic hair examination. In: Science and Justice. 2011 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 28-37.
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In: Science and Justice, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2011, p. 28-37.

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