An Attempt at Determining Probabilities in Human Scalp Hair Comparison

    Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1974

    Page Count: 8


    Gaudette, BD
    Forensic scientist, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Crime Detection Laboratory, Edmonton, Alberta

    Keeping, ES
    Professor emeritus, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

    (Received 5 November 1973; accepted 20 December 1973)

    Abstract

    “You have testified that the hair found at the scene of the crime is similar to those of the accused's scalp. What are the chances that it could have originated from someone else?” This familiar question is frequently asked examiners presenting hair evidence in court. It was in an attempt to answer such questions that this study was begun.


    Paper ID: JFS10217J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10217J

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