Fibers: Laboratory Examination

James ROBERTSON

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Abstract

The laboratory examination of fibers in a forensic context is not a series of unrelated analytical examinations but is rather a holistic examination of fibers as part of a criminalistics approach to fiber examination. This article covers the interface from recovery of fibers at a scene, case management and selection of fibers for more detailed examination. A protocol is described and then each phase of the examination process and instrumentation considered. Emphasis is placed on the central role of microscopic examination in this process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
EditorsAllan Jamieson, Andre A. Moenssens
Place of PublicationWest Sussex, UK
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780470061589
ISBN (Print)9780470018262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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ROBERTSON, J. (2014). Fibers: Laboratory Examination. In A. Jamieson, & A. A. Moenssens (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (pp. 1-11). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470061589.fsa1109